an area of over 110 hectares, the site is home to
artifacts dating from the 4th millennium B.C. to
the early Islamic era, Mohammad Hosseini said. “The
international gangs of smugglers are currently at
the site and purchase the artifacts form the
police are currently present in the area, but more
armed forces are required to protect the whole
region,” he stated.
underlined that based on the agreement between the
officials of the Cultural Heritage and Tourism
Organization (CHTO) and the police, the site will
be fenced in to avoid additional plundering.
lack of necessary security devices has provided a
good opportunity for smugglers to dig out
artifacts in ancient regions and the historical