Marlik was officially excavated in the 60s - 53 stone-lined tombs were discovered, ranging widely in structure, size and type of stone used - the largest are entirely of imported stone. Many impressive grave-goods were unearthed, most notably some beautiful golden cups, decorated with animal motifs in high relief. Objects from the Ziwiye hoard (found near Lake Urmia in 1947) have also been associated with Marlik and Hasanlu: items are currently widely scattered among different collections, and some are thought to be forgeries - but they do suggest the "missing link" between the "Scythian" animal style of the Steppes, and later art from the plateau.
Marlik is an ancient site near Roudbar in Gilan Province (in northern Iran). This hill also known as CheraghAli Tappeh is located in the valley of Gowhar-Rud (crystal river), a tributary of Sepid Rud ...
Roodbar is situated in the mountainous region of Gilan province, 268 km. from Tehran (67 km south of Rasht) and with a variable climate. It is located on the fringes of a valley through which the Sefid ...
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