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EghtesadOnline: Preliminary archaeological studies led to the discovery of five-thousand-year old twin and triplet stone graves in the historical site of Damb Kooh in Sistan and Baluchestan, southeastern Iran.

According to the Public Relations Office of the Research Institute of Cultural Heritage and Tourism (RICHT), Morteza Hasiri, head of the team for speculation and determination of the limits of Damb Kooh area Saturday pointed to the completion of the second stage of explorations in Damb Kooh in March- April.

About five thousand stone graves have been scattered in the main area of Damb Kooh with a span of about 430 hectares, Hasiri said.

Pointing to the fact that most of the identified forms are in circular, square and cube shapes he said among features of the graves is the attached twin and triplet types each of whose sides having one entry, IRNA reported.

A limited number of findings have been obtained from the graves such as broken pieces of objects, containers, stone soap which are known in Iran’s southeast region and in the cultural fields of the southern littoral states of the Persian Gulf, he said.

He went on to say that with regard to the discovered objects, in addition to the attribution of some of the graves to the historical Parthian period some others can be considered as dating back to the third millennium BC.

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