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Esfahan’s Prehistoric Past to be Studied


02 November 2006




LONDON, (CAIS) -- During the previous excavations in Kopandeh Tappeh in Esfahan, archeologists succeeded in identifying a 6000-year-old civilization near Gav-e Khuni swamp. So far, archeological excavations near Zayandeh Rud River in the city of Esfahan resulted in the discovery of some earthen architectural remains and residential settlements as well as three skeletons which were buried in residential dwellings. Now archeologists are determined to resume their excavations in this historical site to find more about this ancient civilization.


The basin of Zayandeh Rud river is known as one of the most important human settlements. Archeological evidence indicates that settlement in this area is most likely dated back to 6000 years ago.


Archeologists believe that this historical site must have been in relation with Jiroft and the Burnt City and most probably it was once Esfahan’s satellite residential settlements.


According to Fariba Saeedi, head of archeology team in Kopandeh hill in Esfahan, last month a team of Italian archeologists came to Esfahan to study the clays of Esfahan’s Jame mosque. 


“Their work was finished last week; however, they will come back two weeks later to resume excavations in Kopandeh Tappeh to unveil more secrets behind the pre-historic civilization of Esfahan,” said Saeedi.


Due to security reasons, the archeology team has not yet announced the exact location of Kopandeh Tappeh to prevent possible plundering of the site by illegal diggers.


She also believes that since very little excavation has been carried out in Kopandeh Tappeh, there are still many questions left unanswered about this mysterious civilization. She said that archeologists are intending to find an answer to these questions through carrying out comprehensive and scientific excavations in this pre-historic site.




Extracted From/Source: Cultural Heritage News Agency (CHN)

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