TEHRAN (FNA)- Archeologists unearthed new burial ritual in eight graves in southern Iran dating back to the second half of the first millennium.
Archeological investigations revealed a specific burial ritual in which bodies are buried in a fetal position on their back with closed arms, having their legs bent and drawn up to the torso.
According to press tv, the graves, one of which was of an infant, have been discovered in Iran's southern province of Hormozgan. They graves had been built on the surface of the ground; crushed stone prevents the bodies from touching the ground.
Excavations of the graves have also revealed several ceramic dishes as well as a number of iron-made objects such as beads, rings and daggers.
Archeologists estimate that the 100 acre graveyard belongs to the second half of the first millennium. However, further studies on the relics are expected to reveal the exact date of the graveyard.