(CAIS) -- With discovery of enormous pieces of
cloths, belonging to the third millennium BC in Burnt
City, this historical site has become the owner of the
most complete pre-historic cloth collection in Iran. 50
different types of these cloths have been categorized into
several groups; English Service of CHN reported today,
Monday January 30th.
Archeological excavations in Burnt City resulted in
discovery of different kinds of cloths in this historical
site. While discovering pieces of cloths is a rare
phenomenon in historical sites, Burnt City is considered
an exception in this respect.
“Following the establishment of a new workshop in Burnt
City during the ninth season of excavation, we discovered
several cubbyholes full of cloths, clays, and evidence of
clay stamps. The architectural style of these rooms
indicates that they must have been used as storage
areas,” said Mansour Sajadi, head of excavation team in
“One of the things that has been found abundantly in
Burnt City is pieces of cloths in small storage rooms,
never seen before in any other historic places of Iran. We
still don’t know what exactly was stored in these
rooms,” added Sajadi.
Burnt City, located in Sistan va Baluchistan province in
southeast of Iran, is a 5000-year-old ancient site with
historicl graveyards and buildings with unique
architectural structures. The city was the habitat of a
developed civilization with a rich culture and economy.
Studies show that the site was once the center of
“Considering the large number of discovered cloths in
Burnt City, we have a collection of pre-historic cloths
belonging to the third millennium BC in this historical
site. 50 kinds of cloths in this large collection have
been identified by now; and we are currently on the
process of making a bilingual catalogue in which more
information about these cloths will be available to others
who wish to learn more details about them,” explained
Sajadi about the discovered cloths in Burnt City.
Sajadi believes that with categorizing the discovered
cloths in Burnt City, the process of textile industry
during the third millennium BC would be identified and
introduced to the world.
The discovered rooms next to the “monument building”
(or building no. 1) in Burnt City were full of dust,
clays, cloths, evidence of clay stamps and other
historical relics, which have not been identified yet.
Based on the historical evidence found so far in Burnt
City, these rooms must have been used during the second
period of settlement in the site, which were restored and
reconstructed during the later periods. The usage of these
rooms changed during the third period of settlement in
Burnt City and most probably they were turned into
Burnt City is one of the prominent historical sites of
Iran. The first archeological excavations at this site
were carried out by the Italians, later on followed by the
Iranian archeologists. The site has so far undergone 9
seasons of excavations, which have led to the discovery of
some interesting articles, some of which are unique in the