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Title: A Newly Found Bas-Relief at Yakhchal Valley in Hamadan Province, Western Iran
Author(s): AZANDARYANI, Esmail Hemati , RAHMANI, Esmail , MOHAMADIFAR, Yaghoub
Journal: Iranica Antiqua
Volume: 52 Date: 2017
Hamadan province in western Iran has always been of particular archaeological significance in different historical periods. That said, no rock carvings had been identified in this area till present. Recently a small rock carving was discovered in the southern highlands of the Alvand, in Yakhchal valley. This relief depicts a reclining person who holds an object like a cornucopia or drinking horn in his right hand and a cup-like object in his left hand. There is no inscription on this relief but in view of the possiblity to compare it with other rock-carvings, particularly in Elymais, it is likely to be dated in the Parthian period, without being able to be more precise.