Date: April 20, 2016, 2:10 pm
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8,000-year-old potteries unearthed at Markazi Province Castle

Extensive excavation has been made in the prehistoric site of the region, said Ghafoor Kaka, head of the excavation team, according to an Iran Daily report on Wednesday.

The unearthed potteries pertain to Neolithic and Chalcolithic eras, Kaka added.

Also, photos were taken of the Sarsakhti site for photogrammetry used in aerial and topographic mapping, he said.

Almost 1,200 ancient sites have been discovered and excavated in Markazi Province in recent years. In addition, Atashkooh Fire Temple, Jam Hill and Qiz Qaleh near the city of Saveh have been registered on the National Heritage List.

Excavation activities on ancient sites including Aveh in Saveh, Meshkin Tappeh in Zarandiyeh, Zolfabad in Farahan, rock-cut reliefs in Tahigh Village in Khomein and Khorheh in Mahallat were completed in recent years.