Discovery of 6 lithographs of the second to ninth millennium BC in Markazi province

The head of the Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Department of Mahallat announced the discovery of a new collection of lithographs in Nimvar Mahallat.

According to ILNA, ‌ Mehdi Lalbar said: “With the help of lovers of history and culture of Neymour city, a number of other lithographs have been found in the mountains south and southwest of Neymour.”

He added: “This newly discovered collection includes a number of carvings on the rocks and is of great archaeological and historical importance.”

The head of the Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Department of Mahallat city added: “The number of these paintings is more than 6 and the size of these paintings varies from two to 17 cm and they are scattered in a coherent complex and a cultural-historical environment.”

Lalbar, stating that experts date these newly discovered rock paintings to the second to ninth millennium BC, said: The maps of this newly discovered collection around the city of Neymour are animal motifs and most of them are mountain motifs that contain from the point of view of art history and archeology. It will be valuable information for researchers in this field.

He added: “The role of a goat is in the theme of water-seeking, fertility, blessing and protection, which in the global symbolism has a similar theme to Iran, because most of them are located by the river where the water passes.” The city of Nimur has been discovered.

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