-- The commander of Kerman Law Enforcement Forces
said, "120 artifacts were seized, which date
back to the prehistoric era in Jiroft. They were
confiscated from smugglers who had excavated them
from the city of Daqyanous near the Halil River.
The dishes are made out of stone
and engraved with images such as dragons, eagles,
animals, temples, and idols. Among the
discoveries, there are beads that change color
when in contact with water.
The Jiroft governor general said
that it would be necessary to establish a museum
in which to display them. Up to now over 22 hills,
5 castles, and 9 historical monuments, known as
Daqyanous and Kamadin, have been registered in
Daqyanous, the only city that
dates back to prehistoric times, was registered as
a national heritage 70 years ago. The remainder of
Jiroft's heritage is approximately 7,000 years
old, of which 10 percent has been registered.