Salvage dig unearthes rare Sassanid graves in northwest Iran


TEHRAN – A salvage dig in northwest Iran has unearthed arrays of rare funerary tomb chambers estimated to date from the Sassanid era.

The discovery marks rare Sassanid burial [ruins] being discovered in West Azarbaijan, the provincial tourism chief said on Saturday.

The tomb chambers were found during a salvage work conducted on one of the 11th satellite sites in Oshnavieh county before they were submerged by the impact of a developing dam nearby.


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