of Sistan-Baluchestan University’s Archeology Department
said that the provincial Cultural Heritage and Tourism
Department is not making use of the university’s
Speaking to ISNA, Mohammad Mehrafarin added that despite
the fact that the university had earlier announced its
readiness to participate in provincial projects,
particularly in the cultural heritage sector, the
department ignores the findings of its graduates.
He further noted that although Sistan-Baluchestan is one
of the richest provinces of the country in terms of
antiquity, unfortunately, the department has limited its
activities to a few sites.
Pointing to Burnt City (Shahr-e Sukhteh), Kuh-e Khwajeh
(ancient Mount Ushidar), Dahan-e Gholaman and Bampour as
the most famous sites in the province, he added that the
department has not undertaken any significant activities
in any of these sites.
Mehrafarin further said, “Given the large number of
artifacts in the province and its potentials in the
cultural heritage sector, dozens of excavation teams can
be formed in the province. This will also help provide
employment for the experts in the field.“