excavations in the historical sites of Jiroft in the
central province of Kerman has revealed that the area
faced over population some 5000 years ago.
Seven residential areas have been discovered during the
second week of the third season of excavation in Jiroft,
which is an indication of the large population of the area
5000 years ago.
So far 100 historical sites have been unearthed by the
Halilrood River in Jiroft, Kerman, with stone and clay
items and architectural remains dating to the third
millennium BC, being proof of a rich civilization as vast
as the Sumerian one of Mesopotamia.
The joint team of Iranian, French and American
archeologists has found seven residential areas, all made
of clay, near the governmental structure of the ancient
site, head of the team, Yusef Majidzadeh told CHN.
Everywhere in the historical areas where the archeologists
dug, remains of residential areas were found, which
according to Majidzadeh, are evidence of the large
population of the area some 5000 years ago.
During the two previous seasons of work, architectural
remains, the most important of which are a great
governmental structure and a 4300 year-old Ziggurat, were
discovered. Archeologists also found some carved stones
which they believe can lead them to the discovery of stone