Iran's Burnt City to Open Ceramic Bank

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Sat, 11 Aug 2007 

Iran's Burnt City, a Bronze Age archeological treasure trove, is establishing the largest prehistoric ceramic repository in the world.

The Burnt City research center will establish the world's largest prehistoric ceramic repository by classifying the ceramic tiles unearthed at the historical site.

“So far 60,000 pieces of ceramics have been discovered in the Burnt City,” said Alireza Khosravi, head of the Burnt City's research center.

Once sorted, the collection is anticipated to present 20,000 different groups of ceramics.

"The precise dimensions of all tiles will be categorized and listed," said Khosravi, adding that online access to the bank would be possible.

The Burnt City is considered the largest prehistoric site in Iran. The ancient city, located in southeastern Iran, spans more than 150 hectares and dates back to 5,200 years.