700 B.C. Iranian sculpture

An Iron Age mystery deepens: It has been nearly a century since exquisite bronze figures emerged from the Zagros Mountains of present-day western Iran. Farmers dug up the artworks of people and animals, embossed bronze cups, and delicate pins dating back 3,000 years. But who created them? There’s still no definitive answer, but Nat Geo’s Historymagazine covers the archaeological detective story—and the possible sculptors. (Pictured above, dating from about 700 B.C., a sculpture of a horned figure taming mythical beasts.) @NatGeo