working in the ancient city of Dahaneh Gholaman, some 44
kms from Zabol, Sistan-Baluchestan province, have come
across eight residential areas from the Achaemenid
during the fifth round of excavations at the site.
According to CHN, the areas have tower-shaped chambers
which indicated that the structures were constructed on
higher grounds to protect them from seasonal floods of
The historical city was first identified by Italian
archeologists in 1960.
Head of the archaeological team of the Burnt City Mansour
Sajjadi said, “We have managed to find four workshops in
Continued excavations near one of the workshops led to the
discovery of three chambers which had industrial
applications, he said adding that these spaces were
probably used to grind oilseeds to extract oil for cooking
purposes and for religious ceremonies.
Since Dahaneh Gholaman City’s temple was located near
the chambers, archeologists concluded that the oil
produced in the chambers was used in religious ceremonies.
Dahaneh Gholaman city was one of the most important
capitals, as well as an industrial center, during the
The city was carefully planned indicating that it was
built according to architectural design.