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8/26/06

The Age of Jurab Tepe Reaches to 7000 Years Ago

With discovery of clays belonging to 5000 BC in Jurab Tepe, the age of this historical site dates back to 7000 years ago.

Tehran, 24 August 2006 (CHN) - The first season of stratigraphy works in Jurab Tepe in Hamadan province led to discovery of some earthenware belonging to 5000 BC which shows that the age of Jurab Tepe must have dated back to 7000 years ago.

"While previous to this according to the records belonging to the time of Jurab Tepe registration in list of Iranian national sites in 1970, it was believed that the history of Jurab Tepe goes back to the fourth millennium BC up to the Ilkhanid era (1256-1353 AD), the recent discoveries including the 7000-year-old clays show that most probably Jurab Tepe dates back to 5000 BC," said Ali Khaksar, head of excavation team in Jurab Tepe historical hill to CHN.

The first season of sounding works in Jurab historical hill has started since 7th of August and will run to the end of summer. In addition to undertake stratigraphy works in order to determine different archeological layers of this historical site, the other aim of the Archeological Research Center of the Cultural Heritage and Tourism Organization of Iran is to clarify the vicinity of this historical hill which has been surrounded by residential houses.

"Currently the sounding works have been completed in northern and eastern parts of the hill and the stratigraphy works of other parts will be also finished by the end of summer," added Khaksar.

After clarifying the vicinity of Jurab Tepe, cleaning the area up from residential houses is the other program of Iranian authorities.

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