The 16th Archaeological Season Starts in Burnt City

Monday, November 6, 2017 - 09:41

The 16th archaeological season has begun in Burnt City in southeast Iran that was thriving in the Bronze Age.

According to an ISCA report, Iran's 'Burnt City', a Bronze Age archeological treasure trove, was once one of the world's largest communities at the dawn of urban settlement. The city, called Shahr-e-Sookhteh, sits on the banks of the Helmand River along the Zahedan-Zabol road in the southeast province of Sistan.

“14 Italian and German researchers contribute to this season that is based on an interdisciplinary approach,” Seyyed Mansour Seyyed Sajjadi who leads the excavations was quoted by CHTN.

“The associated excavations and filed research have been projected for two months while academic research on the site will be continued within a year,” he added.

‘In this season more activities would be focused on part of the industrial workshops which are supposed to be the place for making the azure and turquoise beads,’ he noted.

The archaeologist pointed to gaining access to the raw materials and the instruments of the craftsmen as another objective of the study.

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