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Early Path of Halilrud River Exposed


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 07 February 2004



A group of international archaeologists currently conducting research in an ancient site near Jiroft in Iran's Kerman province has come up with new information on the local climatic conditions and the early path of the Halilrud river.

The historical Jiroft site is located next to the Halilrud river and believed to hold remains of a very rich civilization which has so far yielded stone and pottery artifacts, architectural remains and a huge adobe structure.

Head of the explorations team Yousef Majidzadeh noted studies by French members of the team have shown the Halilrud river's bed has moved about one kilometre as a result of floods and overflowing.

"Studies indicate Jiroft had a proper weather for plants growth and human living about 5,000 years ago," Majidzadeh indicated.

The fact that the river had moved about a kilometre suggests that it has been a large one which combined with proper weather condition set the stage for existence of a civilization.

The second season of exploration by the Halilrud river started a month ago by a group of archaeologists from Sorbonne, Nantes, Pennsylvania and Harvard.

The Halilrud river is thought to contain relics from the third millennium B.C.



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