September 07, 2019 16:24
News ID: 7401

(Persia Digest) - Two rock reliefs have recently been discovered in the mountains of Salas-e Babajani in western Iran which are one of the earliest reliefs of antiquity dating back millennia.

These early reliefs give evidence of the oldest political frontier of the ancient world in Zagros in the early 2nd millennium BC.

The newly discovered reliefs were beyond reach due to their location in an impassable area in the midst of the reed beds.

According to historical sources, there have been numerous conflicts between Mesopotamian rulers and the inhabitants of Zagros, like as the Lullubis, Gutians, Kassites, and Medes in this region.

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One of the newly discovered reliefs shows a king and a captive who is lying prostrate and begging the king. According to experts, it may belong to the king of that period, Idin Sin.

The second relief has religious icons prevalent in Mesopotamia, part of which was damaged by the 2018 Kermanshah earthquake, but is still repairable.

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