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Jiroft's Artistic Ingenuity Overruns Mesopotamia


13 February 2006


LONDON, (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.




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