archaeological international conference of the Burnt City
will be held in Zabol University in Sistan-va-Baluchistan
province by the attendance of Iranologists and other
interdisciplinary sciences experts from Iran and European
Burnt City is one of the most important historical sites
of Iran. Eight seasons of archaeological excavations in
the site indicate that Burnt City was an important center
of civilization and trade in its own time. Burnt City is
being regarded as a crucial historical site of the eastern
“Some of the most well-known interdisciplinary sciences
figures, who are carrying out archaeological excavations
alongside the Iranian team, will deliver lectures in the
conference,” said Mansour Sajadi, head of the
archaeological excavation team of the Burnt City.
University professors and archeologists from France and
Britain will also give lectures on the Burnt City during
“Since vast anthropological studies have been carried
out on the Burnt City so far, most of the researchers will
deliver their lectures in this respect,” said Sajadi.
Eight seasons of excavations in the historical site of
Burnt City led to studies on more than 500 historical
graves, which had never before been carried out in any of
the historical sites of Iran.
An Italian team was also supposed to be part of the
archaeological team of the Burnt City, but due to some
delays in issuing the visa they did not come to Iran. Some
issues such as archeobotany and paleopathology were duo to
be discussed by the Italian team in the conference.
The one-day conference will be held on 23rd of November
2005 in Zabol University of Sistan-va Balushistan
Burnt City is one of the key historical sites of Iran,
located in the southeastern province of Sistan va
Baluchestan, which has so far hosted eight archaeological
seasons after the Islamic Revolution of 1979, revealing
the area to have had functioned as an important trade
center some 5000 years ago.