Archaeologists find ancient temple in Iran

March 12, 2008

Australian and Iranian archaeologists say they may have found an ancient Elamite temple buried in Iran's Fars province.

Press-TV said the temple, which was found during excavation of the historical Tal-e-Sepid mound, likely belonged to Inshoshinak --a compassionate god known as "Father of the Weak."

The archaeology team has unearthed Achaemenid and post-Achaemenid relics, as well as an Elamite terrace, the report said.

Elam was one of the oldest civilizations in Iran.

Copyright 2008 by United Press International

Related Stories

Recommended for you

Four pre-Inca tombs found in Peru's Lima

November 27, 2015

Archaeologists in Peru have found four tombs that are more than 1,000 years old in a pyramid-shaped cemetery that now sits in the middle of a residential neighborhood in Lima, experts said.


Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.