Apr 16, 2017 05:44 PM EDT
Another ancient site has been discovered in Southeast Iran and archaeologists had the sandstorm to thank for it. There is no official confirmation yet on how big and prehistoric the site as experts are still heading to the area. Could the discovery lead to unlocking secrets of the past?
For over the years, archaeologists have searched the world for ancient sites that could provide them a vision of the primeval time. The purpose of the studies is to give them a better understanding of the early civilization and preserve the culture of the past.
Most of these ancient sites were found in the parts of the Middle East and Northern Africa where the first empire was established. Countries like Egypt and Israel are the well-known places where prehistoric structures can be found. And now, the newest addition to the list is found in Iran.
According to Tehran Times, the prehistoric site was found on the outskirts of Fahraj in Kerman, one of the Southeast province in Iran. The unearthing of the ancient site, who were once covered by sand dunes, is due to a wave of tremendous sandstorms that passed by the area.
Iran's Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts Organization have already sent out a group of archaeologists to establish if the ancient site is an old graveyard or a city that was once being inhabited. Fahraj Governor Gholamreza Nejat-Khaleqi earlier revealed that some 5,000 square meters of sites and relics have been found in a district of Negin Kavir.
But now, recent development on preliminary studies of the ancient site reveals that the area is indeed historical according to Financial Tribune. ICHTHO officials are saying that initial investigation are done and results show that the site is a vestige of an old town. Experts also say that the place was established during the early Islamic Middle Ages (661-1508 AD).
ICHTHO officials, however, ask for the help of the Research Institute of Cultural Heritage and Tourism to an in-depth study on the relics and remnants of the town. As of this moment, law enforcement officers have already cordoned the ancient site to prevent people from entering the place.
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