Parchments of Awraman
The Parchments of Awraman are three parchment documents, found in 1909 in a cave in the Hawraman region of Iranian Kurdistan. They were found in Tang-i Var, Kuh-e Salan Mountain, near the village of Shahr Hawraman. The documents were found in a sealed jar by a villager, and then sent to London in October 1913.
The documents date from 88/87 BC to 33 AD, with two written in Greek and one in Parthian. They document the sale of a vineyard and other land, and include the names of Armenia's King Tigran II (95-55 B.C.), his wives, and daughters. They were translated by philologist Ellis H. Minns and published in the Journal of Hellenic Studies.
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