TEHRAN Dec. 21 (Mehr News Agency) –- Following the archaeological excavations in the historical Burnt City, unearthed relics will be put on display in Tehran, Zahedan and Zabol for the first time.

Earthenware, metal works, stamps, several pieces of textiles, jewelry, hunting tools as well as statues are among the unearthed precious works, said head of the archaeology group. Seyed Mansour Seyed Sajjadi added that temples datable to 4800 years ago, flat bovine statues engraved on the walls, monuments, and graveyards are among the latest discoveries unearthed by the group.

 

Polished stones, 12 different kinds of textiles, fishing hook, unique designs of jewelry showing modern technology of the time, necklaces in azure and golden colors discovered in the graveyards narrate the role of women in financial and commercial affairs during these years.

 

57km away from Zabol, Sistan-Baluchestan, the Burnt City, covers an area of 150 hectares and was one of the largest cities when cities began forming in the Middle East. It was built in 3200 B.C. and ruined in 2100 B.C.

 

The city had encountered four stages of civilization and was burnt 3 times. Since it burnt down last time, it has been known as the Burnt City.

 

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