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Farmers Obliterated an Elamite Site
08 July 2006
(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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