Wednesday, January 10, 2007

105 ancient sites discovered in western Iran
A team of archaeologists has discovered 105 ancient sites from the Neolithic period to the early Islamic era near the city of Poldokhtar in western Iran’s Lorestan Province.

They were discovered during the second of three planned seasons of excavations in the southern part of the region near the ancient Kalmakareh Cave, team director Ali-Akbar Vahdati told the Persian service of CHN on Tuesday.

The team has also discovered several sites dating back to the Iron Age on the heights near the Kalmakareh Cave which were temporary residences of nomad migrants to the region, he added.