Research conducted in the sixth season of excavations in the ancient cemetery “Liarsangbon” in Gilan showed that the type and size of the graves of this cemetery could be directly related to the rank and social status of the people buried in it.
According to ISNA, citing the public relations of the Cultural Heritage and Tourism Research Institute, the results of research conducted on the tombs of its vessels show the regional and trans-regional connections of livestock residents. It appears so at the same time warriors of Gilan with near and far lands, including tribes living on the North Shore, lived there. The steppes of southern Russia or present-day Armenia are especially contemporaneous with the Parthian period.
This archeological complex found in this province contains a cemetery site and scattered evidence from the settlements of the historical period to the Middle Ages of the Islamic period.
In this season of Gilan Historical Cemetry with excavating four workshops in the cemetery section of this complex with an area of about two hectares, 19 graves (21 burials) of various types of pits, crypts, and jars were identified, and valuable data including types of pottery and objects with daily use and weapons, made of iron.
Many graves were discovered in this cemetery. The pits-type tombs have no special structure and usually contain oval holes.
The crypt-type tombs are comparable to those found in Gilan, except for a few other sites in the study area. In several cemeteries in Mazandaran province and several sites in the north, northwest, and northeast of the Caspian Sea, including a vertical hole. It has a unique structure that leads to a crypt-like room.
According to archaeologists, several examples of khumra-type burials have been identified in this cemetery so far, are comparable to the common burial methods of the Parthian period in Gilan and the plateau of Iran.
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