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Persian Gulf Northern Parts Are More Civilized


22 December 2004

According 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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