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3000-year-old wheat seeds unearthed in northwest Iran

A team of Iranian archaeologists has recently found some wheat and other seeds which are estimated to date from some 3,000 years ago.

3000-year-old wheat seeds unearthed in northwest Iran
Credit: Tehran Times
The team unearthed an earthen bowl that contained some wheat, wild plants and probably barley seeds during a stratigraphy project in the centuries-old Sardar Castle located in Bukan, northwestern province of West Azarbaijan, ISNA reported on Thursday.

A stone mortar and pestle were also recovered next to the bowl, the report added.

Earlier this month, the project also yielded vestiges of architectural elements, pottery and stone tools estimated to date from the Iron Age.

Bukan and its surroundings embrace variety of historical sites and monuments, most of which inscribed on the National Cultural Heritage list.

Source: Tehran Times [August 18, 2018]


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