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.CAIS ARCHAEOLOGICAL & CULTURAL NEWS OF IRAN©

 

New Round of Excavations at Espidež Necropolis

 

25 February 2006

 

 

 

LONDON, (CAIS) -- The second season of archeological excavations began in the pre-historic cemetery of Espidež in the city of Iranshahr, Sistan-Baluchestan province, an expert with provincial Cultural Heritage and Tourism Department stated.


In an interview with IRNA, Mohammad Heydari expanded that a 17-member team of the departmentÕs experts would conduct archeological studies on the 5000-year-old site.


The official observed that the Iron-Age necropolis was one of the important human settlements of the eastern Iran during the third millennium BC.


The graveyard, which was discovered by experts in 2002, had had close cultural relations with its great neighboring civilizations, he added.


According to Heydari, later archeological studies at the site revealed that two groups inhabited the area.
Some of the early dwellers were deeply influenced by the civilization of Bampour and the Burnt City as evidenced by tools unearthed from the graves, the expert elaborated.


The official further noted that ancient objects excavated in the south of Espidež necropolis unveiled that a number of inhabitants who lived in the area during 3,000 BC were under the influence of Jazmourian civilization.


He pointed out that historical objects found in the site resemble those discovered in Jiroft ancient site, Yahya Hill, Eblis Mound of Kerman and other human settlements in the southern part of Hamoun.


Heydari believes that more archeological excavations at Espidež historical site would shed light on civilizations in east of Iran.


Ancient Espidež Cemetery, sprawled over 25 km, is located 40 km southwest of Iranshahr. Iranshahr is situated 325 km off the capital city of Zahedan.

 

 

 

 

 

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