Ancient Persia

Ancient Persia

Ancient bizarre objects found in Persian Gulf

An Iranian archaeologist has accidentally discovered a bizarre object while diving into the coral seabed of the Persian Gulf in southern Iran. Initial estimates suggest the sunken object may have a spiritual significance as it bears religious shapes and motifs. “Coincidentally, while diving on the shores of the Persian Gulf near Qeshm Island, I found …

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Ancient tunnel discovered near Achaemenid dam in Persia

A cultural heritage protection team has recently discovered a stone-arched tunnel located near an Achaemenid embankment dam in southern Iran. “A stone-arched tunnel, which is 1.5 meters in height, has recently been found adjacent to a historical dam that is named after the Achaemenid king Darius (the Great) in Marvdasht plain of Fars province,” a …

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Ancient anchor discovered in Caspian Sea

Fishermen have recently discovered a historical anchor while amassing their nets on a Caspian seashore in northern Persia.   “A historical anchor located in the bed of the Caspian Sea was trapped inside the net of fishermen near the shores of the city of Noor,” ISNA quoted Iranian archaeologist Ramin Adibi as saying on Wednesday. …

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Abandoned Paleolithic site in need of permanent center for research

Iranian archaeologist Seyyed Milad Hashemi has urged the need for establishing a permanent research center at the Paleolithic site of Mirak located in Semnan province. “It is of great importance to set up a research center at Mirak archaeological site, which is the oldest heritage site in Iran and the first open-air Paleolithic site in …

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Neanderthal sites discovered In Persia

A team of archaeologists has discovered new traces of Neanderthal sites during its intensive field survey conducted on vast areas of barren lands in Eyvanekey, northcentral Iran. Led by Iranian archaeologist Seyyed Milad Hashemi, the team has found a considerable number of stone tools, some of which underwent laboratory examinations, ILNA reported on Sunday. “This …

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Mystery behind world’s oldest ‘Pazyryk’ carpet solved

Scientists have finally solved the mystery behind the Pazyryk rug, considered to be the world’s oldest carpet dating back to the 5th century B.C., after almost three decades of research. Researchers, including Professor Dr. Karl Meblinger from the Institute of Physiology and Pathophysiology at FAU, and x-ray microscopy experts Dr. Andreas Späth and Prof. Dr. …

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