Iran's Ancient Burnt City Had More Women Than Men

by Aruna on  June 23, 2009 at 10:33 AM Lifestyle News
RSS Email Print This Page Comment bookmark
Font : A-A+

Iran's Ancient Burnt City Had More Women Than Men
Female inhabitants of Iran's ancient site of Burnt City outlived the male members of their community, finds Archeological studies.

Men died between the ages of 35 to 45, while women lived well into their 80s, Farzad Forouzanfar, head of the Burnt City archeology team, told Press TV.

Forouzanfar said that the area witnessed considerable population drops and that the number of the female inhabitants of the area was more than the males.

"The team also found that the remains of nearly 30,000 burials exist in Burnt City," he added.

Demographical studies also showed that over 6,000 people lived in Burnt City. Previous research had estimated the number to stand at 5,000.

Located near the city of Zabol in Sistan-Baluchestan Province, Burnt City spans more than 300,000 hectares and dates back to 5,200 years ago.

Four civilizations have lived in the city, which was burnt down three times and not rebuilt after the last fire.

Till date, the world's oldest animated picture, dice and backgammon set, the earliest known caraway seed and artificial eyeball have been found at the site.

Source: ANI
ARU

Post a Comment

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
Notify me when reply is posted
I agree to the terms and conditions
SHEEREEN

I LOVE SARKOZY... HE IS DOING THE RIGHT THING ... I AM FED UP OF WEARING THE BURKHA AND THINK OF SUICIDE EVERYDAY. SARKOZY IS A SAINT IN TODAY'S WORLD. GOD BLESS HIM. HALF MY LIFE WILL BE BETTER BECAUSE OF PEOPLE LIKE HIM. I HATE BEING A MUSLIM BUT I'M TRAPPED.

News A - Z

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

News Search

Medindia Newsletters

Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!

Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

Find a Doctor

Stay Connected

  • Available on the Android Market
  • Available on the App Store

Facebook

News Category

News Archive