Ancient cuneiform discovered in Iran’s Kermanshah province

Iran Front Page – Archeologists have discovered the remainings of a cuneiform inscription on a hill in Khaibar Village in Ravansar County in Iran’s Kermanshah province.

Head of the International Joint Centre for Archeological Exploration at Razi University of Kermanshah and the University of Copenhagen said part of a cuneiform script and a cylinder stamp with cuneiform inscriptions are the most important archaeological discoveries at the historical hill of Khaibar.

Ali Beigi said the discoveries shows people who lived in this region more than three thousand years ago were able to read and write.

“They used the cuneiform to convey their messages. The oldest discoveries on this hill dates back to the fifth millennium BC. However, the latest findings of the exploratory team belong to the Parthian period (slightly more than two thousand years ago). With explorations continuing, more artefacts could be discovered in the lower layers,” said Beigi.

The Iranian scientist said that the archaeological team and some botanists are trying to study the flora of the region to find more about the living conditions of the inhabitants of this region.

“In addition to studying the architecture and pottery, the archaeological group collects animal bones. With the help of experts, they are searching on their nutrition and livestock or animals hunted by the inhabitants of this ancient site.”

According to Beigi, the continuation of explorations could allow for the discovery of more artefacts and inscriptions dating back to the 2nd and 1st millennium BC.