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The second excavation season in the
historical area of Jiroft, in the central province of
Kerman, will start by end of December 2003 so that the
secrets of the oldest eastern civilization may be
brought to light.
According to director general of the cultural heritage
department of Kerman Fakour Pas, to find out more about
the five thousand year old civilization of Jiroft, the
second season of excavations will start in one month,
headed by Dr. Yusef Majidzadeh who will depart for Iran
from France on 6th of December, and the Iranian team
will most probably be accompanied by foreign Archaeologists.
Dr. Majidzadeh believes that the so far discoveries of
Jiroft indicate that people with a rich civilization
have dwelled there in an area as vast as Mesopotamia and
Sumeria, from the first half of the third millennium
He also notes that their civilization has been
completely local, not being influenced by the outside
world, such as Mesopotamia, and that the works found in
Jiroft have priority over those of Mesopotamia.
The excavations and studies carried out in Jiroft and
the vicinity of Halil Rud have so far led to the
discovery of some 80 hills and historical areas,
signifying the cultural richness and the vastness of the
civilization, making it comparable only to Sumeria.
The area has been dubbed “the lost paradise” by
Iranian and foreign Archaeologists.
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