Isfahan's stolen ancient artifact retrieved at Semirom

During the Special Operation, police inspectors of Semirom County arrested the professional members of a band of thieves who had stolen the biggest stone inscription dating back to 3,000 years ago, and discovered the ancient table.

Iran (IMNA) – Pointing to this fact that the stone with engraved inscription was stolen by the professional art thieves in 2015, Colonel Sohrab Gharghani said, "The inscription as the biggest hand engraved stone of the country was located at the south of Semirom County. So, an experienced team of police inspectors started their extensive research to return this national valuable monument, and finally they succeeded to discover it."

Saying that the archeological experts of Cultural Heritage Department announced that the inscription dates back to 3,000 years ago, he added, "According to experts' opinion, the ancient graved stone which was written by Pahlavi script, is considered as a part of Persian identity of people who lived in Central Iranian Plateau; police officers did their all-out efforts to prevent it from being stolen."

Bahman fortress or the stone castle of Semirom County is located on the southeastern border of Isfahan and Fars provinces (Abadeh and Eghlid), and used to be an observation point on the path of carvans' commuting . The castle is situated 205 kilometers southeast of Isfahan.

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