(Persia Digest) – The Chief of Isfahan’s Cultural Heritage Organization has announced the discovery of ancient rock motifs in the vicinity of Meymeh and Shahin Shar, focused on communications, economics, and cultural routes from 5000 years ago.
Fereidoun Allahyari continued: “These are mainly close to the tourist village of Hassan-Robat, a district of Meymeh. The excavation team has also discovered an ancient teppe from Sassanid times and a mining area from the same era.”
He said: “A number of graves from pre-Islamic times were also discovered in the excavations here.”
He reiterated: “Initial studies by excavators indicate that these rock motifs belong to the third millennium BCE – around 5000 years ago – and continue up until the Islamic period.”
Allhayari added: “The humans who created these motifs lived in the Bronze Age. They engraved various signs and symbols on the rocks related to their trading activities with other centers around them.”
He reminded: “The area where these rock motifs have been discovered indicates that, from thousands of years ago, the commercial routes of the central plateau of Iran extended from Isfahan to Meymeh, and northbound from Meymeh to Kashan and Ghamsar, and on to Golpayegan in northwestern Isfahan. Thus, from 5000 years ago, these routes connected the economies of the civilized inhabitants of the Iranian plateau even before the Arians moved here.