Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Parthian Jar Burial Found in Iran

"Iranian archeologists have found the jar burial of a Parthian girl during the first phase of excavations in Nakhl-e Ebrahim village.

The eight-year-old girl was buried 2200 years ago along with 18 objects including, agate jewelry, beads and earthenware.

Earlier, a Parthian castle was discovered in the area, which was announced to be the largest fortress found on the Persian Gulf shore.

The items from Nakhl-e Ebrahimi village, located near the Strait of Hormuz in southern Iran, have been displayed by Iran's Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Organization."