(Persia Digest) – An imitation of the 3200-year old Hassanlou gold cup has been unveiled in Naghadeh, northwestern Iran on its discovery day.

Persia Digest (PD) reports that the Hassanlou gold cup is an outstanding Iranian artefact discovered in excavations led by Robert Dyson in Tepe Hassanlou in 1957. The cup is 3200 years old. It is 21cm in height, 25cm in diameter, and weighs 950g.

Many motifs have been engraved on the outside of the famous cup which are thought to be narrating an epic story. This is currently kept at the National Museum of Iran.

A replica of the cup has been unveiled in Naghadeh Assembly Hall on the anniversary of its discovery. The replica has been sculpted by Ramin Abbasnejad-Hassanlouyi.

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