Ruins of Ancient Civilization Discovered South of Iran
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Archaeologists have uncovered the ruins of an ancient civilization in Iran’s southern province of Bushehr that date back to the 5th millennium BC.
After reports of discovery of several ancient earthenware artifacts by local residents at Iran’s southern port city of Deylam, a group of experts from the Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization (ICHHTO) were dispatched to the area to excavate a site known as ‘Tahmachi’ hill.
The ancient site, located near the village and port of Ameri, consists of many big knolls, each up to 6 meters high, located on an open plain.
After excavation of the knoll slopes, archaeologists unearthed several artifacts from what appears to be an ancient civilization, including beige earthenware dishes with designs colored brown, dark green and black.
Similar pottery objects had been already found in another area in the province of Bushehr, dating back to the Bakun culture which flourished in the nearby province of Fars in the fifth and early fourth millenniums BC.
The other objects discovered in the Tahmachi hill site include stone tools and human bones.
With the new discoveries, scientists guess that the objects belong to a civilization that inhabited in the freshwaters regions of the Persian Gulf coastal areas during the 5th millennium BC.