SHAFAQNA – A human skeleton has been found in Tehran suggesting that life in the city dates back to more than 5,000 years Before Christ.
Archaeologists found the 7,000-year-old skeleton in their excavations in Molavi Street in the south of Tehran. According to the initial estimates, the human bones belong to 5,000 year B.C., IRIB News reported.
Previously, the oldest archaeological findings ever retrieved in Tehran belonged to city’s Qeytarieh hills, which dated back to the first millennium B.C.
Many other historic items, most of them belonging to the previous centuries, have also been excavated in the site, which is located around Tehran’s Grand Bazaar.
According to the reports, the new skeleton is expected to be put on display in Iran’s national museum after the forensic tests are completed.