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Payvand's Iran News ...

09/05/99
Woman's skeleton found buried with sword, spear
Tehran, Sept. 5, irna -- Remains of a female woman were excavated in Aq-oular, the most ancient pre-historic cemetery in Gilan province, along with combat equipment and a horse, buried with her.

According to the public relations office of the cultural heritage organization the skeleton was found, in the 2500-old cemetery, with different combat tools, a horse and some other items.

Sword, spear, pots and decorative glass beads and metal strips were among other things which were found buried with the woman

Experts believe that the tools excavated indicate that the 30 year old woman whose skeleton was found belonged to a high class family.

Since the beginning of the excavation operation in June at aq-oular the archaeologist team, headed by Mohammad-Reza Khalatbari, has excavated 30 graves so far but it is the first time the team found a hours buried.

The most valuable case was a grave of a man who were buried along with his wife and a child.

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