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.