In Persian means the burnt city is an archaeological site located in southeastern province of Sistan va Balouchestan at the junction of bronze age trade routes crossing the Iranian plateau near the Zahedan-Zabol road.
Shahr-e-sukhteh was one of the world’s largest cities at the begin of urban era and it is still in mystery the reason of thrive and fall of the burnt city.
Founded around 3200 BCE, the city was populated during four main periods up to 1800 BCE, during which there developed several distinct areas within the city. These include a monumental area, residential areas, industrial zones and a graveyard.
The city was burnt down three times. It took its eventual named because it was never rebuilt after the last fire.
Shahr-e Sukhte exhibits a transition from village habitation to an urbanized community with significant cultural, social and economic achievements and developments from the late Chalcolithic to the early Bronze Age.
Shahr-e Sukhte bears exceptional testimony to a peculiar civilization and cultural tradition that entertained trade and cultural relations with ancient sites and cultures on the Indus Plain, southern shores of the Persian Gulf, the Oman Sea and Southwest Iran, and Central Asia. Archaeological remains and finds indicate the key role of the city on a very large scale in terms of working with metals, stone vessels, gems and pottery.