in 5,000-year-old site of Burnt City (Shahr-e Sukhta) in
Zabol, Sistan-Baluchestan province will last for four
generations, according to the Persian daily Jam-e Jam.
Director of Burnt City’s international archeological
team, Mansour Seyyed-Sajjadi said that
archeologists have so far managed to explore only two
percent of the ancient city in the last eight rounds of
This is while two years study is needed for each round of
excavation in the area, he noted.
Turning to the activities scheduled for the ninth round,
he said that archeologists will focus on memorial
monuments, residential areas and cemeteries.
Stating that 16 local experts, who have graduated from
Zabol and Zahedan universities, are collaborating with the
team in the current round, Seyyed-Sajjadi added that the
locals have great talents.
According to IRNA, the ninth season of the excavation began
in November and will continue until early January.
Researchers on archeological botany, geology,
anthropology, natural geography and medicine have been
employed in the various seasons of the excavations at the
site, he added.
Zabol is located 205 kilometers north of Zahedan and has 314
kilometers of common borders with Afghanistan’s Nimrouz