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on the Eating Habits of Jiroft Inhabitants
Studies carried out on animals’ bones
discovered in the historical area of Jiroft have shown that five
thousand years ago, its inhabitants used farm animals as their
source of protein.
Architectural remains and indications of a great civilization
contemporary to that of the Mesopotamia are so far discovered in
the historical site of Jiroft, which is called the Lost Paradise
According to professor Marjan Mashkor of Sorbone University,
France, who specializes in studying bones, during excavations in
the archaeological site of Jiroft, remains of bones from animals
such as cows, sheep, zebra, rabbit, gazelle, boar and some birds
have been discovered. The abundance of the bones of cows, sheep
and goat in the area shows that the citizens of Jiroft used
their meat as the main source of protein.
They also hunted animals from time to time and the bones of wild
animals unearthed in Jiroft is proof of the area’s fine
ecosystem and weather conditions prone for wild life five
thousand years ago, probably with vast green areas.
The historical areas of Jiroft, in the central province of
Kerman, located at the side of Halil Roud River, are of
invaluable archaeological sites of the world, where so far
manuscripts from 3000 years ago and the largest ziggurat
structure of the world from 2300 B.C. have been discovered.
Head of the excavation team of Jiroft Majidzadeh believes that
the findings in Jiroft are indications of its being the ancient
city of Aratta, mentioned as a great civilization in a clay
inscription discovered in khvarvaran
province, (today Iraq).
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