Grave with ancient goat bells and rings discovered in Iran

Ancient goat bells and rings found in Iran

Ancient goat bells and rings found in Iran

An old grave including human remains together with some copper rings, and valuable historical goat or sheep bells has been detected in Iran by using the Future 2005 (now Future I-160). The grave, probably the tomb of a shepherd, including its valuable objects has been located in a depth of 210 cm in clay soil. The ancient bells with sizes 10 cm, 12 cm, 15 cm length and 6 cm, 9 cm, 13 cm width show different forms and unique structures. Each bell includes 1, 2 or 3 small balls who create the pleasant sound when ringing the bell. In former times bells were hung on goats or sheep to keep evil spirits away, so does inhabitants tell.

One of the historic bells with its fine structures

One of the historic bells with its fine structures

Along with the pictures of the excavated objects the customer send us his scan images of the area. In both graphics there are typical indications of metal parts in red color visible. Inside the second image even the grave is identifiable (blue coloration).

Scan image of grave and ancient objects

Scan image of grave and ancient objects

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