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Archaeologists find tallest wall ever found near Iran’s Burnt City

Archaeologists find tallest wall ever found near Iran’s Burnt City

Archaeologists have unearthed the tallest wall ever found near the ancient site of Burnt City in Iran’s southeastern Sistan-Baluchestan Province.

 

According to Press TV, the brick wall, which was discovered at Taleb Khan Mound, is 160 centimeters tall and dates back to the Burnt City’s fourth stage of civilization. 

The sixth phase of archaeological excavations in the area also yielded a clay piece which depicts the leg of a cow and had been part of a figurine created by inhabitants of the area.

The ancient piece is about four centimeters long and considered to be the most lifelike artistic creation discovered in the area so far.

Head of the archaeology team Hossein-Ali Kavosh said “This is the most naturalistic artwork from 4,500 years ago. The hoof cleft and the back of the leg have been realistically created and present a unique simulation.”

The excavation project also yielded a number of intact clay dishes, animal figurines and bricks bearing ancient human finger prints.

The Burnt city is one of the largest and richest Bronze Age sites in Iran and the Middle East.

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) registered Burnt City on its World Heritage List in June 2014.

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