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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This is so amazing, to learn that there were some even before the Mesopotamian. Its color ranged from jade green from which came its Greek-derived name to smoky gray, with some pieces nearly as black as obsidian.

One looted gravesite reportedly yielded an astonishing artifacts, including 30 finely crafted chlorite vessels. New study claims large 10,year-old pyramid-like structure lies under Mount Padang in West Java.

Over the ages, they have passed from one generation to another through oral tradition. The Circle of Ancient Iranian Studies. Excavations at the Jiroft mound wikipamia. Although abundant chlorite deposits are scattered across Iran and the Hajar Mountains of the United Arab Emirates, archeologists have so far uncovered ancient chlorite quarries and workshops in only two locations: Radical new documentary claims Copernicus and four centuries of science is wrong.

It has been dated to around B. Traces of possible pre-Roman theatre discovered in Pompeii. Thus, Jiroft culture is closely related to Helmand culture. This structure has been measured to be 17m in height, m in both length and width at the base, and m on each side of the second level. UN backs return of Parthenon sculptures to Greece. Imperial period Median Empire. Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically. Ultimately, in the fall ofthe Iranian authorities stepped in to halt the looting and seize hundreds of contraband artifacts.


It appears that the great mound in Jiroft has many more secrets to reveal.

Muscarella does nevertheless acknowledge the importance of the site. Nevertheless, some of these monumental structures have also been found in the western part of Iran.

Jiroft and the Aratta Kingdom | CAIS©

I believe that intellectual engagement by advocates from both ends of the spectrum would serve to Lines and paragraphs break automatically. For instance, whilst some scholars believe that Aratta was situated in what is today Jiroft, others have suggested that this legendary kingdom was located in Azerbaijan, Baluchistan or on the Gulf. What has struck the Chicago professor most during his time back in Iran is the insatiable hunger of students to pursue archeology despite the shortages of professors, equipment and training materials.

Pompeii may have had a theatre already at the time of the arrival of the Samnites jroft the civilizatioon century BC, Superintendent Massimo Osanna s Early modern period Safavid dynasty. Connect with us civilizayion [facebook] [https: Buddhism, in the first few centuries following the death of the Buddha, spread from India mainly to China, Southeast Asia, and Central Asia.

Pahlavi dynasty — Interim Government Islamic Republic —present. Make them cut for me translucent lapis lazuli in blocks, Make them prepare for me electrum and translucent lapis! This civilization flourished between and BC, and may have coincided with the great flourishing of the Indus Valley Civilization.

Other archeologists, however, dispute this conclusion, maintaining that the vases, bowls and cups from Mesopotamian and Indus Valley sites were manufactured locally. Major archeological sites from the fourth and third millennia BC.

After examining the writing on the seal impression uncovered in February, the Chicago archeologist now doubts its authenticity. To Madjidzadeh, this find confirms that Jiroft merchants plied well-worn trade routes that led to the Persian Gulf and on to Mesopotamia, dealing in chlorite vessels, lapis lazuli and other precious stones, and commodities fabricated in Jiroft.


The Jiroft zone is indicative of an advanced civilization, even as much work remains to be done by researchers, archaeologists and anthropologists. Farmers often sold chlorite vases worth tens of thousands of civilizatioj on the international market for a few sacks of flour.

By Richard Covington richard. While the Harvard professor acknowledges the importance of the discovery of Jiroft and its chlorite vessels, he warns against hyperbole. Civikization this field blank. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Some were encrusted with lapis lazuli from Afghanistan, carnelian from the Indus Valley, turquoise, agate and other semiprecious, imported stones.

Some have also hypothesised that the ziggurat of Jiroft was built by the Aratta, a legendary Bronze Age kingdom whose existence has been attested in Sumerian texts. The discovery of the Jiroft site came by accident.

The Jiroft Civilization: A New Culture of the Bronze Age on the Iranian Plateau

Potts, Piotr Steinkeller have connected the Konar Sandal with the obscure city-state of Marhashithat apparently lay to the east of Elam proper.

The Iranian-born archeologist, who has been excavating at Jiroft for two years, has become increasingly convinced that the remains of this year-old city hold the key to a Bronze Age kingdom whose existence promises to rewrite at least a chapter or two of the history of the ancient Middle East.

Unknown July 31, at 7: Today there is no doubt in my mind that Jiroft was Aratta. The revolutionary invention of the wheel. Iranian-born archeologist Professor Yousef Madjidzadeh speculates that some of these objects were in fact imported from Jiroft, which he is convinced is the legendary third-millennium-BC city of Aratta.