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Biggest Parthian Site in Sistan-va-Baluchestan Discovered

 

26 April 2007

 

 

 

LONDON, (CAIS) -- Intensive studies have led to discovery of the biggest Parthian (248 BCE - 224 CE) site in Sistan and Baluchestan province on the eastern foothill of Taftan Mountain.

 

'Studies were conducted under the supervision of Hussein Moradi for registration of the site and historical hills of Sistan and Baluchestan,'' deputy chairman of Conservation and Restoration Department of Sistan and Baluchestan Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization (SBCHTO), Hussein Sarhadi said.

 

The site is called `Firuzabad IV' and has been divided into two areas of residential building and cemetery, he added.

 

Graves have been built based on Zoroastrian tradition of not-polluting the earth, in which the body was placed within an earthenware vessel or coffin, and therefore large number of potsherds were discovered at the site

 

Sistan and Baluchestan province due to good weather in Taftan region in course of history has been a continues settlement for number of civilisations.

 

Taftān is a volcanic mountain, 4050 meter in height and situated 99 kilometres south of Zahedan, the capital of Sistan va Baluchestan province.  

 

 

 

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