Shiraz, Fars Prov, IRNA – An ancient skeleton going back to 5,800 years ago was discovered in Shiraz, the capital city of the southern Iranian province of Fars.
An archaeologist said the body, found in the Lapouei hill, belongs to a 30- to 35-year-old man. Norouz Rajabi, leader of the excavation team in that area, told IRNA on Wednesday that the skeleton, way of burying it and how it had been placed in the soil give fruitful information of the history. Research on the diet he had and kind of his diseases can be done in future studies, said Rajabi.
A village existing in the area goes back to 3,300 to 3,700 BC, said he. The excavation shows formation of a historical civilization in that area, said the archaeologist. Lapouei hill is located 20 km north of Shiraz and 25 km south of Persepolis. Persepolis literally meaning ‘city of Persians’ was the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire.