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Research Shows that Every Ten Square Kilometres in Sistan, Contain a Historic Site


27 June 2007




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  Map of Sistan va Baluchestan Province

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LONDON, (CAIS) -- Researchers from the Sistan va Baluchestan University who are preparing an archaeology map of the Sistan district indicated that some 1000 historical sites would be included in their map.


Announcing this news, Reza Mehrafarin, director of archaeology department of Sistan University and head of the team for preparing the map told Persian service of CHN: “Sistan is one of important archaeological sites in Iran and initial estimations during preparing the first phase of the archaeology map in an area about 600 to 700 square kilometres revealed that at least one historical site must exist in every 10 square kilometre.”


According to Mehrafarin, all these historical sites will be registered and by referring to this map on which all historical sites will be pinpointed all organizations would have the chance to organize their developing activities before bringing them into force.


Until now some $70,000 US Dollars have been allocated to this project which has come into force by joint cooperation of Iran’s Archaeology Research Centre and University of Sistan.


Mehrafarin further explained that surveying method will be implemented in this project and the archaeology students of Sistan University along with geography and mapping students will cooperate in this project during which they will try to prepare the topographic and urban maps of the identified historical sites.      


The historic province of Sistan va Baluchestan located in southeast Iran is comprises of two sections, Sistan in the north and Baluchestan in the southeast. According to the epigraphs of Bistun and Persepolis, Sistan was one of the eastern territories of Darius the Great, the Achaemenid King. Kuh-e Khwajeh (Mth. Ushida) is believed to be the most famous archaeological site in Sistan which is located in the middle of Lake Hamun.





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


*Please note the above-news is NOT a "copy & paste" version from the mentioned-source. The news/article above has been modified with the following interventions by CAIS: Spelling corrections; -Rectification and correction of the historical facts and data; - Providing additional historical information within the text; -Removing any unnecessary, irrelevant & repetitive information.


All these measures have been taken in order to ensure that the published news provided by CAIS is coherent, transparent, accurate and suitable for academics and cultural enthusiasts who visit the CAIS website.





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