Iranian, Italian archaeologists to reconstruct natural landscape of Burnt City
Iranian and Italian archaeologists are studying animal and plant remains in an effort to reconstruct the natural landscape of the Burnt City in the third millennium, the Public Relations Office of the Research Institute of Cultural Heritage and Tourism (RICHT) reported.
|The 5200-year-old Shahr-e Sukhteh (Burnt City) in southeastern Iran |
[Credit: Arash Khamooshi, ISNA]
“Survey of the archaeological materials such as skeletons, animal bones and plant samples is underway in the Burnt City in the presence of a group of Iranian and Italian archaeologists and interdisciplinary experts,” he added.
“In this project the first season of which is being conducted in the current year with the aim of providing preliminaries for a widespread study, Italian researchers while inspecting the Burnt City have been familiarized with the cultural material and ancient remains that have been obtained in the course of 15 exploration seasons by the Iranian group under the supervision of Seyed Mansour Seyed Sajjadi in the Burnt City,” the archaeologist said.
|After a 19-year hiatus, a team led by Professor Seyyed Mansur Sajjadi began studies on the Burnt City |
and conducted 22 seasons of excavations at the site [Credit: Arash Khamooshi, ISNA]
One of the most amazing findings of the Burnt City is the discovery of the signs of the most ancient brain surgery in the City. The skull of a 12 or 13-year-old girl in 4800 years ago parts of which had been removed by doctors of that area for the treatment of hydrocephalus (collection of liquid in the skull) and undergone surgical operation. The girl had stayed live long after the operation.
Source: IRNA [February 05, 2017]