The Circle of Ancient Iranian Studies
(CAIS) -- The University of Pennsylvania is engaged
with translating the articles submitted at the Jiroft International Seminar, the
director of the archaeological team working at the ancient Jiroft site told the
Persian service of CHN here Monday.
seminar was held in 2004 to convey the recent archaeological discoveries in the
said the collection would draw the scholars’ attention to Jirof and Halil-Rud
came into the spotlight nearly four years ago, when reports of extensive illegal
excavations and plundering of the priceless historical items surfaced.
2002, two excavation seasons have been carried out at the Jiroft site under the
supervision of Majidzadeh, leading to the discovery of a ziggurat constructed of
more than four million mud bricks dating back to about 2200 BCE.
is one of the richest historical areas in the world, with ruins and artifacts
dating back to the third millennium BCE. Over 100 historical sites are located
along the approximately 400 kilometers of the Halil-Rud riverbank.
Iranian and international experts perceive the findings in Jiroft as signs of a
civilization as great as
Majidzadeh, Jiroft is the ancient kingdom of
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