Discovery of ancient Textiles in the Burnt City

Fabric remains are exceedingly rare in archaeological sites, which is why the discovery of the oldest and largest collection of ancient textiles in the world is an exciting piece of news. Archaeologists have discovered what is believed to be ancient warehouses in the Burnt City. The city was built in 3200 B.C. and flourished until it was destroyed in 2100 B.C. During that time it was burnt down three times, which is why it was named the Burnt City.

Located 57 kilometers from Zabol in Iran’s Sistan and Baluchestan Province, the archeological site is one of the largest early cities in the world. Archaeologists believe that the people of the ancient city were highly skilled in textile-weaving. Interestingly it has been suggested that 5000 years ago, fashion conscious women held Power not because they were fashion conscious as such but because they had economic power.

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