Iranian Cultural Heritage Handicrafts and Tourism Organization
Sistan, Sistan and Baluchestan Province
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Covering some 120 Hectares and located along the Zabol-Zahedan Highway, the historic site of Shahr-e Sukhte is the most important prehistoric city of the 3rd millennium BC and a key location for Iranian prehistoric studies, particularly concerning the southeastern region, and a connection point between Near Eastern civilization and that of the Indus valley. The findings of the archaeological excavations and researches as well as laboratory studies, have provided ample data about third-millennium BC civilization in Iran and the country's prehistory in general.
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Archaeological excavations and researches carried out on the artifacts and relics unearthed on this site.
Comparison with other similar properties
Mohenjo-Daro and Harappa sites in Pakistan and other Iranian archaeological sites of the third and second millennia BC such as Tape Shahdad and Susa.