In a strange occurrence of a sandstorm in Iran, a series of structures that are said to be part of an ancient city or necropolis, are unearthed. The very initial analysis reports of it to be apparently dating back to the early Islamic Middle Ages, which were 661-1508 AD, however, it could be more recent or ancient than that, as the researchers claimed. Without taking any chances, the Irani government, are safeguarding the site from looters with the help of armed military guards.
More About The Remnants Of Possibly An Ancient City
According to the Tehran Times, “A team of archaeologists has been dispatched to Fahraj in order to determine whether the site used to be a necropolis or an inhabitance,” said Mohammad Vafaei of the Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization – as found in ancient-origins.net.
Apparently, there are some artefacts also found on the site, which will be examined by the CHHTO archeologists and a further survey of the ruins of the structures found on that site, will give a better idea of its origins and age of the complex. The researchers claimed that it measures about 5,000 square meters (53,820 square feet). The Financial Tribune of Iran allegedly reported that after an initial examination members of the team have refused to speculate about how old the site.
What Did The Sandstorm Reveal?
In Iran’s southeastern province of Kerman after a sand storm hit the region, the remains of potteries, bones, adobe breaks and walls were found near Fahraj Couny in Kerman province as claimed by researchers.
The sandstorm apparently struck in late March exposing all the ruins, supposedly of an ancient city.
Some of the researchers said that it can’t be claimed if the ruins are of an ancient city as they could be carried by storms and floods as well.
Amidst all the tentative conclusions, the deputy chief of the provincial CHHTO, Hamid Rouhi, estimated that the site dates from the Islamic Middle Ages of 661 to 1508 AD. As more research work is going on, the officials claimed that more data would be revealed as soon as they get any more information.
The Ruins Of An Ancient City?
The researchers are still not very sure to arrive at a conclusion as there might be many possibilities, but CHHTO has called in the Research Institute of Cultural Heritage and Tourism, so that the site can be added to the National Heritage List after studies confirm its age.
Both Fahraj and Rigan areas have multiple ancient sites, which is why it would be unprecedented to find an ancient site in the Kerman area. The Tehran Times also allegedly reported that Kerman Province is something of a cultural melting pot that has blended various regional cultures over time. It also added that Kerman area is home to rich tourist spots, and historical sites along with bazaars, mosques, and ruins of ancient urban areas.
The Islamic middle ages were termed as Islamic Golden Age because of the Muslim Scholars’ preserving and expanding knowledge in various areas such as engineering, technology, geography, law, sciences and medicine.
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