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Title: The Iron Age 'Zagros Graveyard' near Sanandaj (Iranian Kurdistan)
Subtitle: Preliminary Report on the First Season
Author(s): AMELIRAD, Sheler , OVERLAET, Bruno , HAERINCK, Ernie
Journal: Iranica Antiqua
Volume: 47 Date: 2012
An Iron Age graveyard, for the most part dating from the 8th - 7th century BC, was accidentally discovered in 2008 during road works near Sanandaj, Iranian Kurdistan. Rescue excavations were conducted by the Cultural Heritage Department in Sanandaj. The present contribution reports on these first excavations during which more than 20 graves were discovered in two squares and a trench. A selection of the graves and the burial goods are discussed.