Thursday, October 13, 2005

Some more anciant treasures of our country to be sold in world black market by the IRI theives & scondrels!?

The Circle of Ancient Iranian Studies:

. CAIS ARCHAEOLOGICAL & CULTURAL NEWS© An Achaemenid Golden Book Recovered from Smugglers 11 October 2005 CAIS The Circle of Ancient Iranian Studies

24 pieces of historical artefacts were recovered from smugglers in the “bāgh-e Feyz” district of the Greater Tehran, according to Colonel Alireza Aqshat of Tehran Police. The recovered artefacts belong to early 1st millennium BCE to Achaemenid period. The most significant artefact in this recovery operation is an eight-page book made of Golden sheets inscribed in cuneiform. This is one of the most unique objects from the Achaemenid era, since is in a book format. Other objects which are of historical importance are: one golden statue of an ibex, one necklace decorated with seven crescent beaded-tassels, a golden bracelet decorated with rectangular and triangular shapes, a golden bracelet with no decoration, 16 golden earrings, three strings of beads made of precious stones in various shapes and colours, two stone spindle-heads, two little-bells, seven bracelets and two rings made of bronze, two bronze objects in the shape of skeleton, bronze arrow and spear heads, one creature statute made of bronze and a turtle stone statuate,5 bronze buttons, one copper and four bronze coins, two silver rods and one silver hawkbell. A farmer from Rudbār also arrested, who found these recovered items, during the plough. The items were sold to smugglers, and were headed for foreign markets. Tehran police will surrender the artefacts to ICHTO after completing their investigations.


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