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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