The Burnt City of Sistan-Baluchestan in Iran
 
PressTV reports on the 23 July that –
 
The National Museum of Iran is slated to host the 11th edition of the country’s International Archaeology Conference in the capital city of Tehran. The event will review archaeological projects conducted during the last Persian year (March 2011 – March 2012), CHTN reported. A total of 170 archaeological projects were conducted in that period, 18 of which will be presented by participants during this year’s conference.
 

Organized by the Archaeological Research Center of Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization, the conference will also host excavation team leaders of joint projects conducted by Iranian and international archaeologists. Reports of seven projects will be presented giving information about projects conducted by Iranian archaeologists in collaboration with Italian, French, German and Japanese teams. One of the joint projects was conducted by Iranian and Italian archaeologists in the southern Iranian province of Fars, where they unearthed remains of the oldest Islamic palace ever found in the country.

As a country with rich historical and cultural background, Iran is famous for its countless ancient and archeological sites, once playing host to some of the world’s greatest civilizations. Persepolis, Susa, Pasargadae, the Burnt City, Sialk Mound, Bishapur and Bisotoun are only a few of the many sites scattered all across the country. The country has also yielded many significant archaeological finds such as the world’s oldest animated picture [see below] and the earliest known caraway which were all found in the Burnt City, known as Iran’s largest prehistoric site located in the south-eastern province of Sistan-Baluchestan.

 
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