Statue of goddess found in western Iran

September 8th, 2008 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI  

Tehran, September 7 (ANI): The first phase of archeological excavations at Sheikhi Abad mound in Irans Kermanshah Province has yielded the statue of a goddess.

According to a report in Press TV, the statute, which resembles a figurine previously found in Kermanshahs Sarab-Mort, is believed by experts to be a valuable source of information.

Iranian and British archeologists, who studied the site for the first time in the past fifty years, also discovered nearly 50 botanical samples that can shed light on some of the mysteries of the Neolithic Age.

Skeletal remains of red deer, goat, ram and fish were also found at the site, which archeologists hope will elucidate how animals were domesticated in those days.

Previous studies had dated Sheikhi Abad mound to nine to ten thousand years ago.

Archeologists believe the site was home to the earliest human settlers. (ANI)

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