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Archeologists discover ancient mounds in Iran’s Kerman Province

Archeologists discover ancient mounds in Iran’s Kerman Province

Archeologists have found over 40 ancient mounds in Iran’s southeastern Province of Kerman.

 

According to Press TV, archeologists from Germany’s Tubingen University and the Iranian Research Center for Cultural Heritage and Tourism discovered 42 ancient mounds near the city of Faryab.

Head of the Iranian archeology team Nader Alidad-Soleimani said “The mounds are scattered in an area of 8,000 kilometers and date back to the period of time between the pre-Neolithic and Islamic eras.”

The mounds were discovered during the first phase of archeological excavations in the area. The project was conducted over the past three months with the aim of studying the cultural exchange between Mesopotamia and the southeastern areas of ancient Persia during the Bronze Age.

Archeologists used drones to take aerial photos, three dimensional pictures and topographic maps of the excavation site.

The next phase of archeological excavations in the area will begin in March 2016.

Germany’s Tubingen University and the Iranian Research Center for Cultural Heritage and Tourism signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in January 2015 to strengthen cooperation on archeology and research.

The two sides also agreed to cooperate in preservation and restoration of archeological sites, holding joint workshops and exhibitions for the next five years.

ME

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