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7000-year-old relics discovered at Narges Tappeh in Gorgan province of Iran

Tehran, Sept 26, IRNA -- Some traces of ancient architecture, pottery and a dozen other monuments and relics have been discovered by Iranian archaeologists at the ancient site of Narges Tappeh near an airport currently under construction in Gorgan, capital of Golestan province.

According to the daily Tehran Times, some of the relics date back to 5,000 BC.

The discovery was made during an archaeological test excavation to determine if construction of the airport would damage the ancient site.

According to the head of the archaeological team, a cemetery, a brick castle and three skeletons from the Islamic era were also discovered during the excavation.

"Our study shows that construction of the airport will not greatly damage Narges Tappeh because the ancient site is located north of the airport's runaway," he said.

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