For the first time ever, some of the unique
articles discovered in Iran’s Burnt City will be
displayed in the National Museum of Iran.
Following the study of the discovered bowl of the
Burnt City with an animation of a wild goat (Capra
Aegagrus also known as 'Persian desert Ibex') in the
National Museum of Iran, experts have come to the
conclusion that regarding the importance of the
discovered articles of this historical site, and
the necessity for introducing them, it will be
better to display some of these articles in the
National Museum of Iran.
Burnt City is one of the key historical sites of
Iran, located in the south eastern province of
Sistan-va-Baluchistan; the city has had booming
times in trade and culture about 5000 years ago,
and is considered one of the important
civilizations of the world.
The first archaeological excavations over there
were carried out by Italians, followed later on by
Iranians. The site has so far undergone more than
8 seasons of excavations, which has led to the
discovery of some interesting articles such as the
oldest backgammon of the world, the first animated
feature of the world, and some edible seeds such
as caraway, wheat, barley, grape, corm, and
“Considering the various unique articles
discovered in the historical site of Burnt City
which have not been displayed so far, an
exhibition will be held accompanied by published
information of the articles,” says Mohamad Reza
Kargar, director of the National Museum of Iran.
Since more studies are still needed, the exact
time for holding the exhibition has not yet been
announced. The articles which are supposed to be
displayed in the exhibition will be selected from
the collections stored at the National Museum of
Iran, Zahedan Museum, and the Research Center of
the Burnt City.
Archaeologists believe that a huge fire or the
diversion of Hirmand River’s basin has caused
the city to be abandoned by its inhabitants.