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Gulf Northern Parts Are More Civilized
to archaeological studies, Persian Gulf northern banks including
Khuzistan and Fars have experienced civilization 3000 years
earlier than its southern banks in Mishmahig Ilands (Bahrain),
Qatar, and UAE.
“Archaeologists from around the world have done extensive
excavations in the past few years in the Arab states. So we did
special studies in the northern banks in order to compare our
findings with the southern part and to know more about the birth
of civilization in the north and south of the Persian Gulf.”
Mohammad Asgari, an Iranian archaeologist in charge of archaeological
studies on the banks of Persian Gulf, told CHN.
According to Mohammad Asgari, primary studies show that the 1st
settlements in the northern banks date back to 9000 years ago,
whereas the oldest settlements in the southern banks were
erected in 4000 BC.
Referring to the point that the southern banks have less than
100 archaeological sites, Asgari said, “The comparisons between
the findings in the northern and southern parts of Persian Gulf
show that the southern people have always been under the
cultural influence of the people in the north.”
Iranian experts have compared 76 archaeological sites in the
northern banks with the most important historical sites in
Bahrain, Qatar, and United Arab Emirates.
Showing off their ancient sites and archaeological excavations in
the past few years, the Arab states have tried to prove the
southern parts have got their first settlements earlier.
Archaeologists and experts believe the early birth of
civilization in the northern parts has different reasons.“ Due
to the fact that the northern parts of the Persian Gulf have
been covered with extensive green pastures, social life has
begun earlier here,” Asgari said
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