Iranian Archaeologists Discover Ancient Bas-Relief in West
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – An ancient bas-relief carving, which depicts human being figures, has recently been discovered in western Iran.
Director-General of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts of Lorestan Province, Seyed Amin Qassemi, said the ancient relief was found during the fourth phase of the study and documentation of historical monuments of the city of Koohdasht.
He said the relief, which probably belongs to the Parthian period, has human motifs on it, according to Tehran Times.
The official said another important achievement of the study of Koohdasht city is the discovery of traces of ancient Paleolithic stone in this city for the first time.
The artifacts discovered in the city so far include pieces belonging to various eras, from Paleolithic to modern periods (Qajar dynasty).
Hamzeh Qobadi, head of the fourth phase of the research, also stated that in the latest phase, which lasted for 45 days, 112 historical monuments have been discovered.