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Susa Farmers Obliterated an Elamite Site

 

08 July 2006

 

 

 

LONDON, (CAIS) -- An ancient site dating back to Elamite era has been inadvertently destroyed by farmers in Beyt Zidan village of Shoush (Susa) in southwestern Khuzestan province.


According to ISNA Persian Service, Ali Monji, who heads the Association of Shush Cultural Heritage Lovers, said preliminary studies indicate the ancient area has been completely demolished due to farming activities in the village.


Citing statements by an archeologist, he said objects discovered in the area belong to the Middle Elamite Civilization.


Monji quoted a cultural heritage expert as saying that the ancient area dates back to 1,300 BCE.


“Pottery and stone objects retrieved from as well as human bones scattered around the site strengthen the probability of a graveyard existing in the area,“ he said.


“Unfortunately, we are frequently witness to destruction of ancient sites in Shoush due to shortage of equipment and human resources for preserving them,“ Monji observed, adding a team of experts was dispatched to the area to further investigate the site



 

 

 

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