The remains of the couple were excavated in 1972 at the Teppe Hasanlu archaeological excavation site, Solduz valley, West Azerbaijan province, Iran. The area was previously thought to have been burned after an army attack. Participants in both sides were killed in the fire, spreading quickly and unexpectedly across the city.
Two skeletons were found in a plasterboard containing plaster, believed to be the body of a couple who had entered here to escape the enemy but were suffocated. The wound at the top of the skeleton of a male is due to the excavation, not the injury before his death.
Archaeologists saw two skeletons in a kissing position with one person’s hand touching the other’s cheek. People have given this photo the name: “2800 year kiss”. Although many sources claim that these two skeletons are of two men, according to the book “Culture and social institutions in ancient Iran” by authors Muhammad A. Dandamaev, Vladimir G. Lukonin, Philip L. Kohl, published by Cambridge University, these two skeletons are a couple of men and women (the woman on the left).
Many archeological journals also identify this as a couple and give more information about their height.