From 1998 to 2002, fortunately I had been able to recognize
twelve prehistoric regions including about one thousand
prehistoric drawings, eight caves and stony shelters located
in various parts of Iranian Kurdistan like Saral,
Bijar, and Dehgolan
regions . The scientific
studying of explored drawings can make unknown spots of
prehistoric Kurdistan known and besides enrich the history
of ancient Persia.
| I am grateful to God for succeeding
me for recognizing, investigating and announcing the prehistoric
drawings of Kurdistan, Iran. The petroglyphs of Kurdistan belong
to various periods including Mesolithic, Neolithic, Bronze and
the first thousands B.C. During the investigations which I led,
it was observed that the most ancient drawings among the carvings
on the stones and cave sides in Kurdistan are located in Horaman
region and most and the nicest of them is in Saral.
These drawings consist of pictures of horse and horseman, ibex,
deer, jibir gazelle, horse, dog, wildboar, snake, sun, human,
plants, geometrical shapes, and unintelligible symbolic signs.
Ancient epigraphs are exposed to natural and human damages. On
one side unaware passengers and on the other side atmospheric
factors like rain, cold weather, sunshine, lichen, and sometimes
the decay of rocks leads to the destruction of the drawings.
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