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of Twelve 5,000-Years-Old
in Bandar Lengeh
04 May 2006
(CAIS) -- Archeological excavations in Bandar Lengeh
in Hormozgan province led to the discovery of 12 forges similar to those which
had already been discovered in Iran’s Central Plateau especially in Kerman and
Yazd provinces. The discovered forges in the Central Plateau belong to the third
to first millennium BCE and the beginning of urbanization. However, so far
archeologists have not been so successful in determining the exact age of these
new discovered ones. Considering that urbanization started from the third
millennium BCE in Kerman province, archeologists are hoping to trace the
starting point of urbanization in Lengeh as well.
“The excavations in the eastern parts of Lengeh Port resulted in discovery of
12 iron forges similar to those already found in abundance in Kerman, Yazd, and
Shahrud. The discovered copper forges in Kerman and Yazd provinces date back to
the third to first millennium BCE. But we still need to find more clay remains
and cultural evidence to determine the exact date of these discovered forges in
Lengeh,” said Davud Abian, head of archeology excavation team in Lengeh Port.
Based on the archeological studies, during the third millennium BCE when
urbanization gradually came into existence in the Central Plateau of Iran, the
civilization of Halil Rud (Jiroft) was spread to Kahnouj and Jazmourian regions.
On the other hand, the culture of Hirmand civilization was stretched between
Zabul in Sistan va Baluchistan province and Kabul in Afghanistan and continued
to Sind River in Pakistan.
Also from the west side, the Burnt City had somehow connected through Jiroft’s
civilization to the civilizations formed in Khuzestan, Mesopotamia, and regions
of West Asia
Now with this new discovery in Lengh Port, archeologists believe that evidence
of Halil Rud civilization in Jiroft can be traced in Lengeh Port and this way
the lost chain of the relations between the civilizations of the southeast with
those of the west of Iran would be found.
Considering the importance of shipping during the Achaemenid dynastic era,
archeologists are looking to find traces of the Achaemenid and Sasanid periods
in Lengeh Port.
Bandar-e-Lengeh (Lengeh port) coastal zone is part of the Persian Gulf and is
located about 220 kilometers west of Bandar Abbas in Hormozgan province,
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