0326 GMT January 28, 2020
Archeological explorations in Jusheqan-e Estark in the central Iranian city of Kashan, Isfahan Province, led to the discovery of graves, remains dating back to the period between the Bronze Age and Iron Age as well as a collection of pottery.
Mohsen Javeri, one of the heads of the exploration team in Jusheqan-e Estark, added the third season of the training course on performing exploration activities in this region is underway in two workshops, IRNA reported.
He noted that among the discovered artifacts were stone and agate beads.
Javeri said professors and experts from the University of Warsaw and University of Adelaide are conducting the course, adding students from the US, Italy and Iran are attending it.
“In this season, trainees of one of the workshops found 10 graves with men, women, children and infants buried in them. Two other graves were discovered by students in the other workshop.”
He said eight of the graves showed signs of exhumation, most probably around the same period when bodies had been placed in them with the intention of stealing the bronze objects they contained.
None of the pottery artifacts have been stolen, he said, adding the graveyard had been used for between 600 years and 800 years.
The Iranian archeologist listed the metal objects found in the graves as bronze javelin, bracelets, earrings and pins.