(CAIS) -- “Two hundred and fifty books and articles
on the Burnt City have been published all around the
world,” the director of the team of international
archaeologists working at the site announced on Saturday.
materials have been published in English, French, Russian,
German, and Persian,”Mansur Sajjadi added.
57 kilometers from the city of Zabol in Iran’s
Sistan-Baluchestan Province, the Burnt City was one of the
world’s largest cities at the dawn of the urban era.
are plans to hold an exhibition of objects unearthed
during the previous stages of excavations at a
site-specific museum next year,” he stated, adding that
the museum is to be established in the central part of the
city’s cemetery and will feature skeletons and artifacts
in their original locations.
discovered 109 graves and unearthed 142 skeletons through
the ninth phase of the archaeological excavations.
Burnt City, which covers an area of 150 hectares, was
built circa 3200 BC and destroyed some time around 2100
BC. The city had four stages of civilization and was burnt
down three times. Since it was not rebuilt after the last
time it was burnt down, it was named the Burnt City.