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7,000-year-old structure discovered in Kermanshah

PostAuthor: Anthea » Mon Dec 25, 2017 12:49 pm

7,000-year-old architectural structure discovered in Kermanshah


Archaeologists in Iranian Kurdistan are exploring remnants of structures in Sonqor, Kermanshah Province, that they believe could be around 7,000 years old, but now runs the risk of being flooded because of dam construction.

“Findings of the exploration have so far included identification of several stages of construction, remains of residential units related to the everyday activities and a significant number of pottery pieces belonging to the Copper and the Middle Stone eras of the 5th millennium BC,” Hannan Bahranipour, the head of the exploration team, told state-run IRNA news.

The Public Relations Office of the Research Institute of Cultural Heritage and Tourism is leading the excavation of the site which is roughly 10-by-8 square-meters.

“The first season of research work within the framework of probing was launched in [2016] 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 Dilma in the 5th millennium [C],” added Bahranipour.

Areas, rich in history containing evidence of past civilization, in Iranian Kurdistan face severe flooding risks as dams are constructed.

“Following the establishment of Jamishan dam over the River Jamishan the hill faced the risk of destruction," the exploration team head said.

The archaeologists have called the area Nadali Beig Hill. The nearby town of Sonqor is about 90 kilometers west of Kermanshah city.
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