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News ID: 5876
Iran » Iran
Publish Date: 15:14 - 29 December 2014
Tehran, YJC. A unique jar made of marble is found in excavation operations in the site of the ancient Shahr-e Sookhteh (Burnt City) in southeastern Iran.

An Iranian Cultural Heritage and Tourism Organization Monday report said the unique object was excavated from the grave of a young woman and her child in the Burnt City cemetery.

The Burnt City is an archaeological site of a relatively large Bronze Age urban settlement which is associated with the Jiroft culture.

The site is located in Sistan-Baluchistan, to the southeastern part of Iran, on the bank of the Helmand River.

The Burnt City was placed on the World Heritage List of UNESCO in July 2014.

Artifacts excavated from the city demonstrate a peculiar disimilarity with nearby civilizations of the time and it has been surmised that Shahr-e-Sookhteh may eventually provide concrete evidence of a civilization east of prehistoric Persia that was independent from the ancient Mesopotamia.

The Burnt City covers an area of 151 hectares and used to be one of the world’s largest cities at the onset of the urban era. There is a vast graveyard In the western part of the site which measures 25 hectares. It is believed to house something between 25,000 to 40,000 ancient graves.

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