Skip to comments.Oldest Temple and Brazier of the Iron Age Discovered in Qom
Posted on 12/14/2005 9:53:15 AM PST by SunkenCiv
Qoli Darvish historical tepe (hill) is one of the most important historical sites in the Central Plateau belonging to the Iron Age, located on the way of Qom-Jamkaran highway. The construction of this highway resulted in the destruction of more than 40 hectare of the 50 hectare area of Qoli Darvish Tepe; and the height of the hill was reduced to 6 meters while once it was more than 30 meters high. Archaeological excavations in Qoli Darvish historical site indicate that residency in Qom dates back to fourth millennium BC.
"After studying the upper layers of Qoli Darvish Tepe, some parts were removed in order for the archeologists to gain access to the lower layers. During that process we surprisingly discovered the remains of a temple alongside a brazier beneath a clay platform," said Siamak Sarlak, head of archaeological excavation team at Qoli Darvish Tepe about the latest discoveries in the site. "The discovered temple is the most ancient one in the Central Plateau, and dates back to 3300 years ago. The temple is made of adobe mortar and was designed by stucco mason," added Sarlak.
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Posted on 12/01/2005 2:21:22 PM PST by blam
The cultural sophistication of this long ago civilzation I am sure surpasses the brutal IslamoNazis currently ruling this very same region (Iran).
You're damning them with faint praise.
patiently awaiting the first brassier quip...
Perhaps a temple on which Conan the Barbarian trod (in the ages before the rise of the Sons of Aryas, as Robert E. Howard dreamed those wonderful tales.)
"patiently awaiting the first brassier quip..."
I had a girlfriend who needed an iron brassier. And her mound had a highway running through it too I seem to recall.
Just updating the GGG info, not sending a general distribution.
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