the first great industrial center belonging to the
Halilrood civilization has confirmed the belief
that big industrial workshops existed in Jiroft
region and the inhabitants of the area some 5000
years ago were active in the mass production of
ceramic, bronze, and stone works.
Jiroft historical site, located in Kerman
province, covers invaluable items from the third
millennium BC and is considered one of the most
important historical sites of the world. More than
85 sites have so far been unearthed in a 400 km
length of Halil Roud River, leading the
archeologists to compare the area to that of the
During archeological studies and unauthorized
excavations in these sites, stone works and
architectural remains belonging to the 3rd
millennium BC have been unearthed.
“We have discovered the first industrial center
of this civilization near Anbar-abad town, south
of Jiroft that has provided us with evidence on
the mass production of industrial products and
their export to different regions 5000 years
ago”, Davood Abian, head of archeological
studies on Halil-rood civilization, told CHN.
In this industrial center that covers an area of
over 30 thousand sq meters, archeologists have
come across some evidence of pottery workshops,
kilns, and marble vessels.
In addition to this center, 6 large graveyards
have also been found in this region, each covering
an area of about 240 sq meters, that bear
testimony to the large population of this center,
Halil-rood ancient sites are located between the
towns of Jiroft, Anbar-abad, Kahnooj, and Baft in
Kerman province. Archeologists have so far found
over 120 ancient sites in an area of about 400 km
on the banks of Halil-rood.
Another team of 20 Iranian and foreign experts are
excavating these sites under the supervision of
Yousef Majid-zadeh. This team found the first
stone seal in this region last week. Majid-zadeh
believes Jiroft findings show that this
civilization has been more developed than Sumer
and exported its products to Mesopotamia.