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New historical sites unearthed in Iran's Kerman province

Several historical sites dating back to 1,000 years ago have been identified and unearthed in Raviz village in the vicinity of Rafsanjan in Kerman province, IRNA reported from Kerman on Wednesday.

An archeological team from Kerman province Cultural Heritage Department in a short-term assessment project managed to identify the historical sites in Raviz village.

Director general of the provincial Cultural Heritage Department, Fakour Pass, told IRNA that a ceramic urn was discovered in recent excavations dating back to the fourth century.

"There are several archaic sites in Raviz and researches conducted on the village mark the economic boom of the area in the past centuries."

An official from Kerman province Cultural Heritage Department, Nader Alidadi Soleymani said that the area has been in broad cultural contact with other provincial cities in the past.

He reaffirmed that the discovered sites and the 1,000-year-old Raviz Castle are the best evidence to the fact.

"Raviz village is in a mountainous area located 100 kms from the cities of Rafsanjan and Shahr-e Babak in Kerman province," he concluded.

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