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ARCHAEOLOGICAL & CULTURAL NEWS OF THE IRANIAN WORLD

 

Iran's 'Burnt City' Still Fascinates Archaeologists

 

14 December 2007

 

 

LONDON, (CAIS) -- Archaeologists find fascinating artefacts in the Bronze Age tombs of Iran's archaeological site of Shahr-e Sukhte (The Burnt City).

The Italian archaeological team discovered the remains of dishes, footwear, cloth-weaving tools and different types of fabrics made from sheep and goat wool, coloured using natural dyes.

The settlement appeared around 3200 BCE and went through four stages of civilization. It burnt down three times before finally being abandoned in 2100 BCE.

Evidence suggests that inhabitants of the area used to bury food with their dead to sustain them in the afterlife.

Professor Lorenzo Costantini's team found specimens of coriander, caraway and wild pistachio and evidence of watermelon, lentil, barley and grapes.

The Burnt City is located near the city of Zabol in Sistan va Baluchestan Province.

 

 

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