Shahr-e Sūkhté Persian ( شهرِ سوخته, meaning “The] BurntCity”), also spelled as Shahr-e Sukhteh and Shahr-iShōkhta is an archaeological site of a sizable Bronze Age urban settlement, associated with the Jiroft culture. It is located in Sistan and Baluchistan Province, the southeastern part of Iran, on the bank of the Helmand river, near the Zahedan – Zabol road. It was placed on the UNESCO WorldHeritage List in June 2014.
The reasons for the unexpected rise and fall of the Burnt City are still wrapped in mystery. Artifacts recovered from the city demonstrate a peculiar incongruity with nearby civilizations of the time and it has been speculated thatShahr-e-Sukhteh might ultimately provide concrete evidence of a civilization of prehistoric Persia that was independent of ancient Mesopotamia.
Shahr-e Sūkhté Persian ( شهرِ سوخته, meaning “The] BurntCity”)