News ID: 206854
Published: 0548 GMT December 25, 2017

7,000-year-old architectural structure found in western Iran

7,000-year-old architectural structure found in western Iran

Archeologists believe that the architectural structure discovered in the second season of explorations on Nadali Beig Hill in western Iran dates back to the fifth millennium BCE.

The Research Institute of Iran Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization quoted Hannan Bahranipour, head of the exploration team as saying that Nadali Beig mound is located on the southwest of Sonqor in Kermanshah Province, in the vicinity of Jamishan River, IRNA reported.

“Following the establishment of Jamishan Dam over Jamishan River, the mound was threatened with destruction,” he said.

“The first season of research work within the framework of probing was launched in the year to March 2017 with the purpose of identifying the ancient layers and cultural sequence, the results of which indicated that the area belonged to the Copper and the Middle Stone eras and the two phases of She Gabi and Dalma in the fifth millennium BCE,” he added.

He noted that the second season of exploration was conducted on the site to identify the architecture. A trench measuring 10 meters by eight meters was explored in the southwestern part of the mound during the exploration season, he added.

“The exploration has so far led to the identification of several stages of construction, finding the remains of residential units related to the everyday activities as well as a significant number of pottery pieces from the Copper and the Middle Stone eras of the fifth millennium BCE,” Bahranipour noted.

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