group of German and Iranian archaeologists plan to start the
third season of excavation in the 6,000-year-old city of Arisman
to learn more about metalwork in pre-historic times.
is Iran’s biggest ancient industrial complex, where archaeologists
have already unearthed the relics of furnaces as
well as silver, copper and earthenware tools and vessels.
the latest season we and our German colleagues intend to look
for remnants of blast furnaces, metal workshops and
architectural structures,” said Majid Ghazian, coordinating
executive of the “Mining and Metalwork in Ancient Iran”
believe Arisman had been an industrial hub, where ironsmiths,
silversmiths and goldsmiths had a brisk business.
artifacts can clearly indicate an industrial management in
ancient times in the area, making an industrial city a more
deserving title for it.” Arisman has produced artifacts from
the 4th millennium BC. One can find metal
artifacts and scraps littered in an area of 40 hectares".