Iran, Italy Sign Archeology MoU

A01175371.jpgTEHRAN (FNA)- Iran and Italy have signed an MoU in archeological research to enable Italian archeologists help with Iran’s Burnt City project.

The Italian researchers will be allowed to delve deeper into the secrets of Iran’s Burnt City which is located in Zabol in Sistan-Baluchestan province.

The memorandum of understanding has been signed between the Iranian Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization, the National Museum of Oriental Art in Rome and the Italian Institute for Africa and the Orient (ISIAO).

ISIAO Director Gherardo Gnoli told IRIB that Italy is pleased to improve its cultural ties with Iran, particularly in the field of archeology.

The head of the Italian team working on Iran’s Burnt City project, Lorenzo Costantini, noted that different phases of excavations in the Burnt City have revealed the competence of people of the city in different sciences and crafts.

Located 57 km from the city of Zabol in Sistan-Baluchistan province, southeast Iran, Burnt City is one of the most important prehistoric sites in Iran which thrived during the third millennium BC.

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