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Traces of the 3rd and 4th Millennia BCE Found in Pateli, Jirfot


03 September 2006




LONDON, (CAIS) -- Several historical relics and architectural evidence belonging to the 4th and 3rd millennia BCE have been discovered during archeological excavations in Pateli city in Jiroft, Kerman province. Archeologists believe that existence of different architectural remains, glass dishes and enameled clays in this pre-historical city show the developed art of the people of the city during ancient times, according to CHN.


Pateli was a very great city during the Seljuk era (1037-1187 CE) which existed contemporary with city of Daqyanus in Halil Rud cultural region. However, no archeological excavation has been undertaken in this city. Archeologists believe that the only way to protect this historical city is to carry out continual archeological excavations in this city.


According to Davud Abian, archeologist of Iran’s Cultural Heritage and Tourism Organization, discovery of some historical relics belonging to the fourth and third millennia BCE are the main achievement of this city. “Various cultural evidence belonging to the post-Sasanian era has been also unearthed in this historical city. Discovery of different architectural styles and glass dishes show that art skills were well developed in this during ancient times,” said Abian.


Abian also believes that existence of Chinese celadon dishes in this city reveal that Pateli had trade relation with Persian Gulf region. “There are many unknown facts about Halil Rud region. A permanent research center is needed to be established in the region to discover the real identity of this historical city,” added Abian.


According to Abian, the lands of this area were given to farmers during the 1980’s decade which resulted in leveling many historical hills in this region and changing them to gardens and palm groves.



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