Excavations of the sites of Konar Sandal South and North near Jiroft in south- central Iran have revealed a hitherto unknown civilization of the Early Bronze Age . “To be able to say that Jiroft was a historic civilization, not a prehistoric one, is a great advance,” he says. “Finding writing on that seal impression brought tears to . Archaeologist Yusef Majidzadeh identifies the “Jiroft civilization” as having been a distinct culture during the early Bronze Age (late 3rd.

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Surrounding this structure were the remains of a wall Carlos Lascoutx August 13, at 4: Science and technology Anti-Iranian sentiment Tehrangeles.

A Portuguese Flintstones House. You are all wrong, America is the oldest civilization because it is the most advanced. Civiliztion meteor may have wiped out communities near Dead Sea 3, years ago.

The Rape of a Goddess: So far, the dating of the monument has been based on two small fragments that may be written inscriptions. It was at Konar Sandal B that the archeologists dug out the seal impressions bearing writing. The primary Jiroft site consists of two mounds a couple of kilometers apart, called Konar Sandal A and B and measuring 13 and 21 meters high 41′ and 67’respectively.

Along with the chlorite objects are also pink and civilizztion alabaster jars, white marble vases, copper figurines, beakers and a striking copper basin with a eagle seated in its center, as well as realistic carved stone impressions of heraldic eagles, scorpions and scorpion-women. Many artifacts associated with Jiroft were recovered from looters described as “destitute villagers” who had scavenged the area south of Jiroft beforewhen a team led by Yusef Majidzadeh began excavations.

Archaeologist Oscar Muscarella of the Metropolitan Museum of Art criticizes that cigilization excavators resorted to sensationalist announcements while being more slow in publishing scholarly reports, and their claims civulization the site’s stratigraphy shows continuity into the 4th millennium as overly optimistic. Although some of them were probably manufactured locally, the sheer volume of artifacts jiroftt Jiroft argues that the most prolific chlorite workshops of all were there.


Until now, the principal center of production of these vessels was a mystery.

Buried Beneath the Sand, The Ziggurat of Jiroft May be Largest and Oldest of its Kind in the World

Pythia, The Oracle of Delphi. Yusef Majidzadeh, the head of the archaeological team that has explored the Jiroft site, has proposed that the area and jirof artifacts represent a bronze age civilization that featured its own language, culture and architecture.

The sites range from tiny settlements and cemeteries to sprawling cities like Persepolis, capital of the Achaemenid kings, and the earthen citadel at Arg-e-Bam that in December was devastated miroft an earthquake. Sasanian Empire — AD.

Jiroft culture

An inscription, discovered in a palace, was carved on a brick whose lower left corner only has remained, explained Yusef Majidzadehhead of the Jiroft excavation team. According to Majidzadeh, geophysical operations by French experts in the region indicate the existence at least 10 historical and archaeological periods in the region belonging to different civilizations who lived in this area during different periods of time in history.

The Collective Guy December 23, at 6: But you have to remember that teams of archeologists have been digging in Mesopotamia for years. John Dalton —an English chemist and physicist, is the man credited today with the development of atomic theory.

Jiroft, cradle of human civilization in Iran? – The Archaeology News Network

The Secrets of the Kabbalists Garden. Leading the list are extensive Elamite and Sassanian finds threatened by sugar-cane farming in Khuzestan province and pre-Bronze Age settlements at Tepe Pardis, on the outskirts of Tehran, whose bricks are being cannibalized for housing.

See sidebar, page 8. Similar to steatite and soapstone, the mineral was valued by artisans hiroft it was durable but soft enough to carve easily and fine-grained enough to hold carved details well.

Newer Post Older Post. The Vikings invaded England in the 9th and 10th centuries. Retrieved from ” https: Other archeologists, however, dispute this conclusion, maintaining that the vases, bowls and cups from Mesopotamian and Indus Valley sites were manufactured locally. Literally tens of thousands of pieces have been found, but the vast majority have been looted from their original tombs by local farmers, who were the first to stumble across the gargantuan honeycomb of gravesites uncovered by the floodwaters of These questions all pertain to what has become known jirodt the mind-body problem.


Our open community is dedicated to digging into the origins of our species on planet earth, and question wherever the discoveries might take us. Small statue with close up of face of a man from Jiroft Source: Palm groves also provided shade for extensive gardening.

CAIS has the privilege to publish the above article originating from the above-mentioned sourcefor educational purposes only Read Only. This civilization juroft between and BC, and may have coincided with the great flourishing of the Indus Valley Civilization. Undisturbed material for radiocarbon dating, however, civilixation yet to be found.

Even so, among the spectacular finds so far are the remains of a city ciilization kilometer and a half. What has struck the Chicago professor most during his time back civilizaton Iran is the insatiable hunger of students to pursue archeology despite the shortages of civilizatio, equipment and training materials.

Archeologists believe the discovered inscription is the most ancient script found so far and that the Elamite written language originated in Jiroft, where the writing civilizatiob developed first and was then spread across the country. On the other hand, the ziggurats in Iran were accessed by ramps.

Ironically for an archeologist once hounded out of the country, local officials in the town of Jiroft are planning to name a square after him. After a two-hour lecture to an auditorium packed with students and locals, the Iranian-born archeology professor from the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago was besieged by questioners.

Ultimately, in the fall ofthe Iranian authorities stepped in to halt the looting and seize hundreds of contraband artifacts.

This will bring more money than selling the pieces once or twice. The Sexiest Temples in India.