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  • Scorpions flank a human figure with hoofed feet who has caught two cheetahs by their tails, on a chlorite artifact recovered from Jiroft.(Photo: Pejman Akbarzadeh/Persian Dutch Network) 2021-07-17 17:55

    Jiroft: the story of how Iran became a cradle of civilization

    TEHRAN – Until the very early 21st century, no one had ever dreamed that a refined forgotten culture could re-emerge from the sands of a remote and arid region in southeast Iran.

  • Jiroft, Weight made of chlorite, ca. 3000 BC–ca. 2000 BC 2020-12-26 21:48

    Jiroft culture: a ‘missing link’ of the Bronze Age

    TEHRAN - Jiroft, a fertile plain situated in Iran’s Kerman province, is a splendid cradle of civilization, which dates from the Early Bronze Age (late 3rd millennium BC). Geological factors have led to it being overlooked for years by tourists and archeologists, who have generally been more interested in Mesopotamia some 1,000 km away.

  • Jiroft, a magnificent cradle of civilization 2020-04-25 21:48

    Jiroft, a magnificent cradle of civilization

    TEHRAN – The discovery of the magnificent Jiroft site came by accident in the very early 21st century when rounds of heavy flood along the Halil River swept the topsoil off thousands of previously unknown tombs and led to the discovery of many artifacts believed by archeologists to belong to the Early Bronze Age (late 3rd millennium BC).