Friday, May 24, 2013

The Ziwiye hoard


The Ziwiye hoard was uncovered on the south shore of Lake Urmia in Ziwiyeh, Kurdistan Province, Iran, in 1947.


The Iranian plateau was the crossroads of a cultural highway as well as a physical one ... on the "Silk Road" of the ancient world. The hoard contains objects of four distinct styles: Assyrian, Scythian, proto-Achaemenid, and the locals.


The hoard contains gold, silver and ivory objects of exquisite workmanship and are dated to around 700 B.C.