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News ID: 1174
Iran » Iran
Publish Date: 10:49 - 26 May 2013
Tehran, YJC. Archeologists say that the excavation site north-west of Nishabur belongs to the second millennia B.C.

Hossein Basafa, Manager of the 3rd excavation season of Firuzeh Town, said "Findings from 3 seasons of excavation show that Firuzeh Town has had an important role in industrial production and commerce of its contemporary Khorasan.”

"The specialization of crafts indicated by pottery kilns and metal fusion furnaces found in these excavations show the point,” he added.

Providing comments on signs of different methods of burial, Basafa pointed out that since writing did not exist at that time nothing can be said of the spiritual characteristics of the people buried there.

The location of the excavation operations, he said, is by the Faroub Ruman River and buried under two meters of sediment.

He added "Excavated pieces of lapis lazuli, agate, and other ornamental stones, have been produced here and exported to other areas, which indicates Nishabur’s economic system as based on ornamental industries.”

He added that with more fund for further excavations, Firuzeh Town is likely to prove more important than previously thought.

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