third season of excavation in Jiroft historical
site wrapped up with more than 180 seal
impressions, architectural remains and ancient
artefacts dating to the third millennium BC
unearthed in the area.
The historical sites which are located along the
Halilrood River side are considered of major sites
of the world where numerous remains and artefacts
have been discovered by both archaeologists and
Head of the excavation team of Jiroft, Dr. Yusef
Majidzadeh, assessed the season a complete
success, during which architectural remains,
ancient artefacts, and more than 180 seal
impressions were discovered in northern and
southern Konar Sandal sites.
The impressions exhibit diverse animal, plant, and
human forms, and archaeologists are hopeful that
they provide them with useful information on the
life style and business and economic exchanges of
the ancient times.
An inscribed brick with two lines of handwriting
dating to the first half of the third millennium
BC, which experts have primarily identified it as
an Elamite one, is one of the other major remains
found in the site.
Majidzadeh believes that the inscribed brick is at
least 500 years older than that previously found
The third season of excavations in Jiroft launched
two months ago with more than 20 Iranian, French,
and American experts with different specialties
cooperating in the project.