Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Middle East's Oldest Village Unearthed in Iran

Iranian and English archeologists have discovered what is believed to be the Middle East's oldest village ~ datomg back to at least 9800 BC ~ in western Iran.

The unique archeological discovery reveals Iran was the main Neolithic center of the Middle East.

"The historical site dates back to 9800 BC and evidence suggest inhabitance in the site continued until 7400 BC," according to Hassan Fazeli, director of Iran's Archeology Research Center.

Archeologists believe such findings prove that Iran's dwellers moved out of caves around 11,800 years ago and settled in the plains.

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