(CAIS) -- Discovery of potteries dating back to the
first millennium BC in the ancient mound called Taleb-Khan
in Zabol, Sistan-Baluchestan province, has led
archeologists to conclude that the inhabitants of Burnt
City (Shahr-e Sukhtah) migrated to the area after
abandoning their hometown, CHN reported.
Earlier, archeological excavations in Taleb-Khan Mound
resulted in the discovery of potteries pertaining to the
third millennium BC, which bore striking resemblance to
those unearthed in the Burnt City.
The potteries revealed that the mound was part of a
village in the suburbs of the Burnt City.
Director of the excavation team in Burnt City and Taleb-Khan
Mound, Mansour Sajjadi, said that since the start of the
excavations at the site, archeologists have always asked
themselves where the tribes inhabiting Burnt City migrated
to after their hometown was destroyed in the second
This, he said, led to the third round of excavation in Taleb-Khan
Sajjadi further said that although some sections of Taleb-Khan
Mound were destroyed due to the construction of roads and
water supply operations, the remaining parts are
sufficient for providing answers for archeological
Archeologists are still in the dark about a 200-year gap
which remains unaccounted for in their studies on Burnt
City while this is not the case for Taleb-Khan Mound and
life continued in the area until the first millennium BC.