Archaeologists find some of the worlds rarest relics in Iran

December 15th, 2008 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI  

Tehran, Dec 15 (ANI): A team of archaeologists has found relics at the Joobji archeological site in Iran, which they say are among the rarest of their kind in the world.

Joobji archeological site is located in the ancient city of Ramhormoz, in Irans southwestern Khuzestan Province.

According to a report in Press TV, the relics were found in an Elamite tomb, which was discovered during construction work in 2007.

The tomb was mostly ruined and its stone structure was buried in a mound, 230 meters above sea level.

Several coffins, bronze crockery, braziers and golden buttons were found at the site which are considered exceptional in kind, Joobji archeology team director, Arman Shishehgar announced at Irans 10th International Archaeology Conference.

Shishehgar said that two bronze coffins were found in the tomb, with the skeletal remains of two women that were buried facing north.

Archeologists also found rings, bracelets, armlets and brooches in the coffins, which are similar in make to Achaemenid era jewelry.

Excavations also yielded a white faience seal, bearing a human image which resembles the seals found in western Iran and Susa. (ANI)

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