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Abedi A. The First Evidence of Stamp and Cylindrical Seals in the Kura-Araxes Culture )3000 BC), Kul Tepe and the First Evidence of Property and Ownership. MJSS. 2017; 9 (1) :77-96
URL: http://journals.modares.ac.ir/article-25-9011-en.html
Tabriz University
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Seal and seal impression in the Kura-Araxes phenomena considered as a rare findings why only ten seals have been brought to light in the whole distribution areas of this culture from Iran in the east to Palestine in the west. First and second seasons of excavation in Kul Tepe Hadishahr brought to light one stamp and cylinder seals that are considered as the first evidence of seal and seal making in the Kura –Araxes culture. Between these seals, cylinder one contains special and unique design that known as the Double-Spiral or spiral horns in the shape of a ram’s horn or owl or human eye as a symbol of Kura-Araxes culture. As this design and symbol revealed in Kura-Araxes culture on different objects such as pottery, metal objects and other jewelry and ornaments, its appearance on the seal design proof of many changes in the Kura-Araxes culture economic and social organization .    
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Received: 2016/05/14 | Accepted: 2016/12/25 | Published: 2017/12/22

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