we have not yet been able to begin recording the
artifact. Further delay will prevent us from
completing the work for the Seoul session,”
Nureddin Zarrinkelk added.
is planning to introduce the artifact during the
session and to declare it the logo of the Iranian
chapter of ASIFA.
two months ago, he said, “Since the animation is
the most ancient perfect animation in the world,
it does not belong only to Iranians. Thus, ASIFA
may ask to use it as its logo. In this case,
members of the Iranian chapter of ASIFA will make
December, a team of Iranian archaeologists
announced that they had found an earthenware bowl
at the Burnt City with an animated picture drawn
around which is the oldest example of animation
ever discovered anywhere in the world.
bowl was found in the grave of a person who
appears to have been the painter of the animated
pictures. The animation shows nine pictures of a
goat which is jumping to eat the leaves of a tree.
to the head of the archaeological team working at
the Burnt City, movement is clearly seen in those
had previously discovered pictures which had been
frequently repeated without any movement, but the
new pictures have never been seen in any era. This
is the first time that such a thing has been found
by archaeologists at the Burnt City,” Mansur
Sajjadi explained at the time.
Burnt City is located 57 kilometers from the city
of Zabol in Iran’s Sistan and Baluchestan
Province. It covers an area of 150 hectares and
was one of the world’s largest cities at the
dawn of the urban era. It was built circa 3200 BC
and destroyed some time around 2100 BC. The city
had four stages of civilization and was burnt down
three times. Since it was not rebuilt after the
last time it was burnt down, it has been named the