Middle East’s oldest village found In IranMay 27th, 2009 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
Tehran, May 27 (ANI): Iranian and English archeologists have discovered the Middle East’s oldest village that dates back to at least 9800 BC in western Iran.
According to Press TV, the unique archeological discovery reveals Iran was the main Neolithic center of the Middle East.
“The historical site dates back to 9800 BC and evidence suggest inhabitance in the site continued until 7400 BC,” said Hassan Fazeli, the director of Iran’s Archeology Research Center.
Archeologists believe such findings prove that Iran’s dwellers moved out of caves around 11,800 years ago and settled in plains.
Such discoveries strengthen the theory that with Iran being the main Neolithic center of the Middle East, the region was not only the center of agriculture.
“Cultural officials plan to introduce the oldest human dwelling to the UNESCO,” Fazeli saidm, adding that “Opening the historical site for public viewing is a step to initiate the plan.” (ANI)