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5,000 year old rock art discovered in Iran’s Isfahan province

In a recent discovery, archaeologists have found carvings on a 5,000-year-old stone in Iran’s central Isfahan province.

5,000 year old rock art discovered in Iran’s Isfahan province
Credit: Iran Front Page
The ancient rock art was discovered in the vicinity of Shahinshahr and Meymeh cities near what seem to be at a crossroads for ancient civilizations and traders.

According to a Farsi report by Mehr News Agency, Director General of Isfahan Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Department Fereydoun Allahyari said a team of archaeologists arrived at the site when they were on a visit to the city of Meymeh.

“The team also managed to discover an ancient hill with remains dating to the Sassanid Empire, as well as a mining area in the same region belonging to the Samanid dynasty,” added Allahyari.

“A number of ancient graves have also been discovered that belong to pre-Islamic times.”

He noted that the initial archaeological investigations show that these carvings known as Negarkand belong to the third millennium BCE.

Source: Iran Front Page [January 15, 2018]


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