Shahr-e Sukhteh, meaning, “Burnt City” is the richest and the largest Bronze Age archaeological site, associated with the Jiroft culture.
It is located in Sistan and Baluchistan, Iran
In July 2014 it was placed on the World Heritage List of UNESCO
4 civilizations have lived in the city
The city covers an area of 151 hectares.
The settlement appeared around 3200 BC.
Abandoned in 1800 BC
The site was discovered and investigated by Aurel Stein, a Hungarian-British archaeologist in 1900s.
Pottery vessels with drawings
The world’s earliest known artificial eyeball which was placed inside the left eye socket of a 28-32 years old woman
The oldest known backgammon and dice
A human skull which indicates the practice of Brain Surgery
A cream-colored clay Goblet which is believed to bear world’s first animation
More than 100 mounds
Cemetery with around 2000 graves
Inhabitants of the city used their teeth as a tool for weaving and to make baskets and other handmade products and the excavations at the Burnt City also suggest that the inhabitants were a race of intelligent and civilized people who were both farmers and craftsmen.
In June 2009, Iranian archeologists announced that the city’s men died between the ages of 35 to 45, while women lived well into their 80s.
The discovered earthenware mostly includes simple bowls, drinking cups and water bottles.
Most of the Burnt City inhabitants believed in life after death and therefore buried dishes, water and other living requirements with the deceased.
The inhabitants were peaceful people and had no defensive fortress or wall
This is not it, we strongly hope that further research will continue to reveal about this ancient city…!!!!!