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July 7 2005 (updated July 8 2005)

6000-year-old clay coupons discovered in southern Iran

6000-year-old clay coupons discovered in southern Iran

TEHRAN, July 2 (MNA) -- A team of archaeologists recently discovered 6000-year-old clay coupons during excavations at Rahmatabad Tepe in the Marvdasht region of Fars Province, the director of the team said on Saturday.

“The archaeologists have unearthed 12 square-shaped coupons, indicating that the people of the region had economic and commercial ties with neighboring regions in the fourth and fifth millenniums BC. The artifacts will definitely provide useful information on the economic, commercial, and social status of the people living in the region during the time,” Hassan Fazeli Nashli added.

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