|16 April 2005
400 ancient rock art carvings found in Iran
More than 400 rock art carvings, picturing humans and animals, dating to the Achaemenid and Parthian era (2500 years to 2138 years ago) has been discovered in Sardouyeh, north of Jiroft, in Kerman province (Iran). The rock art carvings show different scenes and creatures, including humans hunting animals with bows, ibexes, felines (including cats, lions, etc), humans fighting, and animals hunting each other.
According to head of the excavation team of Sardouyeh, Nader Alidad Soleymani, the study of the rock arts, most of which date to the Parthian time, is of great importance, because they can provide valuable information about the popular beliefs of the people and the economic, social, and cultural conditions of the time.
Source: Persian Journal (8 April 2005)
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