62179
The site is thought to belong to the early Islamic Middle Ages.
The site is thought to belong to the early Islamic Middle Ages.

Kerman Area Exposed by Storms Historical

Kerman Area Exposed by Storms Historical

Preliminary studies by cultural heritage experts show the area in Fahraj County, Kerman Province, uncovered by powerful sand storms is historical.
A dust and sand storm in late March revealed an area in Fahraj containing what Gholamreza Nejad Khaleqi, governor of Fahraj, claimed were ancient ruins and broken adobe and earthenware.
However, cultural heritage officials refused to confirm the claim, maintaining that in-depth studies must be carried out before labeling the region "historical", ISNA reported.
"One cannot claim that an area is historical as soon as several objects appear from under the ground after storms and floods, since they might have been carried from other regions by water or storm," Mohammad Vafaei, the head of the provincial office of Iran's Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization, had said earlier this week.
Experts from Kerman's ICHHTO office have now completed the preliminary studies and declared that the site could very well be a remnant of a historical town.  
According to Hamid Rouhi, the deputy head of the provincial ICHHTO, the site is estimated to date back to the early Islamic Middle Ages (661-1508 AD).
"It is the first time that such ruins have emerged so there is no precise data on their age and history," he said, adding that more information will be released as excavations continue.
The ICHHTO office has requested the aid of the Research Institute of Cultural Heritage and Tourism, hoping that the area can be inscribed on the National Heritage List once sufficient information is gleaned from the studies to merit its inscription.
"Military forces and law enforcement as well as ICHHTO's protection unit are currently guarding the area and full security will be provided until the end of research practices," Rouhi said.  
Fahraj and Rigan in Kerman are home to numerous ancient sites.
Nearly 200 to 300 hectares of historical area have been discovered in Rigan following the floods over the past months, for which an excavation permit has recently been issued. In Negin Kavir region also, four sites have emerged and must be studied.

Short URL : https://goo.gl/srL0Ix
  1. https://goo.gl/9pUrsV
  • https://goo.gl/EW5wGw
  • https://goo.gl/Gd3R0s
  • https://goo.gl/8Td8FK
  • https://goo.gl/5JGjac

You can also read ...

Ilam Water Supply Cut
The residents of Ilam, a city in western Iran, have no water...
Smoking Ban in Stadiums
The Iran Football League Organization has banned smoking in...
Traffic Restriction Eased in District 12
Residents of District 12 in central Tehran, which is at the...
Math Students Awarded
Iranian students won a total of 26 medals during the World...
Doctors Will Accompany Pilgrims
The medical team that will travel to Saudi Arabia with Iranian...
Novel Punishment for Poacher
A poacher caught in a protected area in Kohgiluyeh-Boyerahmad...
During the tenure of the present government lamb prices experienced a 42% increase.
The ‘Tazirat’ organization (a judiciary-affiliated ombudsman...
The drugs used in the study had serious side effects that made them unsafe for healthy people, researchers said.
A group of cancer patients’ grey hair has unexpectedly darkened...

Add new comment

Read our comment policy before posting your viewpoints

Image CAPTCHA
Enter the characters shown in the image.

Trending

Googleplus