The Circle of Ancient Iranian Studies
(CAIS) -- A further total of 52
skeletons were discovered by a joint Italian-Iranian archaeological team in the
5200-year-old Burnt City.
The discoveries were
made at the cemetery of the city during the 12th season of excavation that began
in late December 2008.
The team led by
Iranian archaeologist Mansur Sajjadi completed this season’s studies last
Twelve of the
skeletons belong to children and a skeleton of a newborn is among the
discoveries, anthropologist of the team Farzad Foruzanfar told the Persian
service of CHN on Sunday.
A large number of the
graves excavated during previous seasons belong to children, said Foruzanfar,
adding, “Infectious diseases are the main reason for the large number of
Three women and four
men who died sometime between the ages of 45 and 60 are among the skeletons.
determine life expectancy in the Burnt City, Foruzanfar noted.
The Burnt City is
located 57 kilometres from the city of Zabol in Iran’s Sistan-va-Baluchestan
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