Ancient jar burials discovered near Persian Gulf coast

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The burials were unearthed during the second season of excavations carried out to save artifacts and information from the Parthian cemetery and castle located at a distance of three kilometers from the Strait of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf.

The cemetery has almost completely been destroyed by smugglers of Iran’s cultural heritage.

One of the 17 graves discovered during the two seasons of excavations over the past two years used a different style of burial. It belongs to a child who was buried in a fetal position.

“All the graves show that jar burials were common in the region during the Parthian era. However, the different burial style of the child’s (grave) has astonished the team,” team director Siamak Sarlak told the Persian service of CHN on Tuesday.

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