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3,000-Year-Old Burial Ground Discovered in Kurdistan Province of Iran

Source: Iranian Cultural Heritage News Agency

A prehistoric burial ground has been discovered near the Iranian city of Sanandaj, which dates back to 3,000 years. Sanandaj is located in the western Kurdistan Province of Iran.

According to a report by the FARS News Agency, the 3,000 year-old cemetery was found during a road construction project, that is located 500 meters from the previously found ancient mound of Zagros.

Kurdistans provincial cultural heritage office confirmed that so far five squat burials have been found in the cemetery along with spears, bronze bracelets and earthenware.

Excavations, which started four days ago at the site, will continue for another week, reports from Press TV indicate.

Irans Kurdistan Province contains 218 natural, cultural, historical and religious sites including numerous historical villages.

Ancient bridges, the Safavid Asef Divan monument and the Khosrowabad structure are among Kurdistans many tourist attractions.

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