IRAN

Around the World November/December 2022

IRAN

Around the World November/December 2022

IRAN

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(Courtesy Meysam Labbaf-Khaniki)

Features Nov 01, 2011

Lasting Impression

They are tiny and often faded and fragmented. But one abundant source of evidence for both international trade and the role of women in eastern Iran during the third millennium B.C. are the tiny images found on seals and sealings throughout this area.

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Features Nov 01, 2011

Burial Goods

If there were any doubts that eastern Iran was a sophisticated and populous region in the third millennium B.C., the vast cemetery at Shahr-i-Sokhta has put them to rest. Over the past two decades, a team led by Iranian archaeologist Mansour Sajjadi has been working in a 100-acre area that includes an estimated 40,000 graves—and possibly as many as 200,000—dug over a period of many centuries, only 100 of which have thus far been excavated.

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Features Nov 01, 2011

The World in Between

5,000 years ago, a long-buried society in the Iranian desert helped shape the first urban age

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Features January/February 2012

The Truth Behind the Tablets

The rush to document thousands of ancient texts before they are sent back to Iran, or sold, reveals the daily workings of the Persian Empire.

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