Tag Archive: Persia

Skull of 1,000 year old Arctic chieftain’s infant heir found encased in Persian bronze bowl

The skull pieces were discovered by archeologists above the Arctic Circle on the remote permafrost Gydan peninsula close to the Kara Sea in Yamalo-Nenets autonomous region. Scientists last year announced the find of the turquoise-coloured bronze bowl fragment – originally from Persia, some 6,000 kilometres to the south – but now say that this unique…

Medieval Observatory Unearthed in Northern Iran

Archeologist noticed three large windows facing southeast where stars rise after sunset, precisely matching the ones in Maragheh. Iranian archeologist have discovered an ancient observatory located atop Mount Alamut about 100 km northwest of Tehran. ‘During our excavations in the Alamut Castle we found some windows which we realized had not been used for scouting…

German town yields Persian coins

German archeologists have discovered 1,200-year-old silver coins which they believe were minted in modern day Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan and northern Africa. A team of volunteers working with regional authorities and the University of Greifswald found 82 coin fragments and coins, the oldest of which dates back to the year 610 and the most recent one…