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News number: 8708261241

16:16 | 2008-11-16

Science

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Ancient Cemetery Discovered in Western Iran

TEHRAN (FNA)- A prehistoric burial ground was found near the Iranian city of Sanandaj, located in the country's western Kurdistan Province.



The 3,000 year-old cemetery, which was found during a road construction project, is located 500 meters from the previously found ancient mound of Zagros.

According to Kurdistan's provincial cultural heritage office, so far five squat burials have been found in the cemetery along with spears, bronze bracelets and earthenware.

Excavations, which started four days ago at the site, will continue for another week, press tv said.

Iran's Kurdistan Province contains 218 natural, cultural, historical and religious sites including numerous historical villages.

Ancient bridges, the Safavid Asef Divan monument and the Khosrowabad structure are among Kurdistan's many tourist attractions.