London, Jan 26 : Archaeologists have excavated three important ancient sites, one of which has revealed 200 rare Parthian artifacts in southern Iraq.
According to Mohammed Abbas, the head of the excavation team of the Parthian site, "Most of the finds are unique. We have a silver statue of a woman, another silver piece representing a cobra, household utensils, legendary animals, incised pots and various other magnificent items."
Another site that was discovered by the Iraqi archaeologists was a post-Sasanian site that yielded 119 pieces, which consisted of inscribed pots, glassware and beautiful beakers.
The territories that today is known as Iraq had became part of Persian Achaemenid Empire during the reign of Cyrus the Great after conquering Babylon in 539BCE.
The territory almost uninterruptedly remained Iranian until 7th century CE. Muslim-Arab invaders finally occupied Iraq in 7th century, and as the result of mass migration from Arabian peninsula to the region, it has been predominantly occupied by Arabs.