Statue found buried in Iron Age grave in Iran

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Archeologists have unearthed an ancient statue which was buried as if to represent a corpse, shedding new light on Iran's Iron Age.

The archeologists uncovered the statue along with several pottery objects and human bones in the province of Qazvin on a mountain near the township of Abyek.

"The new discovery could lead us to further questions concerning the burial methods of Iron Age man," a member of the excavation team told reporters.

Experts believe that humans took special care of their dead during the Iron Age and had sophisticated burial ceremonies.

Iran's Iron Age, between 1400 and 550 BC, is considered to be a significant period in the cultural and religious evolution of the country.

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