Monday, October 02, 2006

News from. . . .Mehr! 3000-year-old skeleton, artifacts found at Narges Tappeh
Archaeologists have discovered a goat statuette and a bas-relief of a lizard buried with the skeleton of a woman in the cemetery of the Narges Tappeh ancient site near Gorgan, Golestan Province, the Persian service of CHN reported on Sunday.

“The goat statuette was located under the left arm of the woman, who was buried in a squatting position. The bas-relief of the lizard has been carved on the handle of a stick-like artifact, the likes of which have never been seen at any ancient Iranian site. The skeleton dates back to the first millennium BC,” archaeological team director Qorban-Ali Abbasi explained.