The Circle of Ancient Iranian Studies
LONDON, (CAIS) -- A team of Iranian and foreign archaeologists began the 11th season of studies and excavations at the Burnt City (Shahr-e Sukhteh), a 5200-year-old site in southeastern Iran, on November 10.
experts from the Italian National Research Center on Aging, Rome’s National
Museum of Oriental Art, and the University of Newcastle are participating in the
team, which is led by Mansur Seyyed-Sajjadi, also comprises experts from the
University of Sistan and Baluchestan.
experts from the University of Newcastle are to examine the diet of the
inhabitants of the city by studying the hair discovered in the graves during
team also plans to make a moulage of the 4800-year-old skull of a woman
that had an artificial eyeball, which was discovered in grave number 6705 of
the Burnt City’s cemetery, in order to make a reconstruction of her face.
an area of 150 hectares, the Burnt City is located 57 kilometers from the city
of Zabol in Iran’s Sistan-Baluchestan Province.
was one of the world’s largest cities at the dawn of the urban era and is one
of the most important prehistoric sites of the country which was well developed
during the third millennium BCE.
city had four stages of civilization and was burnt down three times. Since it
was not rebuilt after the last time it was burnt down, it has been named the
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