excavation project of historical sites in Kerman Province,
already led to the discovery of several metalwork artifacts
dating back 5,000 years ago, will continue till the end of the
Iranian year (March 20).
The southern province of Kerman is among crucial archaeological
areas in Iran, always attracting researchers due to its unique
climate and geography. Archaeological projects are mainly focused
on the western part of Iran though, thus ignoring Kerman. Since
last year, a special project has been launched to explore the
historical sites dotted in the province.
“So far over 500 sites have been discovered and documented in
Jiroft, Baft, Sirjan, among others, though the bulk of the
research in Bam and some parts of Jiroft, Kahnooj, Shahdad, and
Shahr Babak is still underway,” said Fakoor Pas, director of
the Cultural Heritage organization in Kerman Province.