(CAIS) -- Archeological studies on the coals gathered
during excavations in Jirof revealed that Iran’s masonry
art was more developed than that of Mesopotamia around
2,800 BC. It also proved that the surface layer of this
historical site is more than 4,800 years old.
“A large number of coals were gathered during
archeological excavations in Kenar-Sandal historical site
in Jiroft. According to the researches carried out on these coals
in one of the biggest radiocarbon labs in the United
Stated, the surface layer of Kenar Sandal historical site
dates back to 2,800 BC. Most of the discovered relics in
this historical site must have belonged to this surface.
The decorations executed on these stones shows the skills
of their creators during the ancient times. We can not see such a
sophistications in Sumerian civilization of Mesopotamia during
this period,” said Professor Yousof Majidzadeh, head of excavation
team in Jiroft historical site.
Halil Rud historical site, located near the city of Jiroft
in Kerman Province, was the birth of civilization and urbanization. 120
historical sites have been discovered on the 400-kilometer
basin of Halil Rud River so far.