Archeologists unearth prehistoric clay tablets in Tehran

January 11th, 2009 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI  

Tehran, Jan 11 (ANI): Archeologists in Iran have unearthed prehistoric clay tablets at the country’’s ancient Shoghali Tappeh site near the city of Varamin in Tehran.
According to a report by Press TV, the tablets date back to the early Elamite period and bear information about the economical situation and the management system of the era.
“Iranian experts will study the tablets in collaboration with Jacob Dahl of Oxford University,” said head of the archaeology team Morteza Hesari.
“The team also found a number of seals which are new in design and different from the previous finds,” he added.
“A number of earthenware have also been found along with some botanical samples, which are set to be studied by a team of Iranian and American experts,” he further added.
The third phase of Shoghali Tappeh excavations started in September 2008 with the aim of conducting stratigraphy studies on the 7,000-year-old site.
Located in the south of Tehran Province, the site was first excavated by Iranian archeologist Ahmad Tehrani Moqaddam in the late 70s. (ANI)

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