The Circle of Ancient Iranian Studies
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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