A 3,500-year-old cemetery, has been discovered in the Amir Taj region, near the city of Yasuj, in the southwest of the province Iranian by Kohkiluyeh-Boyer Ahmad.
More of 20 graves have been excavated in the cemetery so far by an archaeological team, covering an area of more than 60,000 square meters, indicated team manager Mohammad Rajabi.
It is estimated that the cemetery has more than 500 graves, including ceramic, stone and bronze artifacts. Skeletons unearthed alongside graves have also been discovered.
All artifacts have been moved to a museum in YasujRajabi said.
About 8,000 square meters of the cemetery have been destroyed by a construction project which belongs to the Yasuj University of Medical Sciences, he said.
A total of 70 graves have been totally demolished during this construction project, declared an expert from the Yasuj Cultural Heritage and stated that “The process of destruction continues”.
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