Shahr-e Sukhteh (meaning burnt city) is the name of the remains of an ancient city in southeastern part of Iran, an archaeological site of a sizable Bronze Age urban settlement, associated with the Jiroft culture, and the Zoroastrians lived in this city about 6,000 years ago.
Shahr-e Sukhteh located 56 kilometers west of Zabol and on the border of the Zabol-Zahedan road in Sistan and Baluchestan province. The city was built on the coasts of the Hearmand River, near the Hamoon Lake and on the shore of the river.
At UNESCO’s 38th Summit on June 22, 2014, Shahr-e Sukhteh was registered as UNESCO World Heritage Site.
This historic site is the 17th Iranian monument in the UNESCO list, which, dating back to 5,000 year ago, is now known as one of the most advanced ancient cities in the world.
Based on archaeologists’ findings, Shahr-e Sukhteh has an area of 280 hectares, and its remnants indicates that the city had five essential parts, including the residential area located in the northeast of Shahr-e Sukhteh, the central parts, the industrial area, the monuments and the cemetery, In the form of consecutive hills and clinging together. 80 hectares of Shahr-e Sukhteh was in the form of residential area.
Extensive researches have been conducted in this area indicate, unlike the present, which has a completely desert environment, in the 5,000 BC, it was a flourishing area with a desirable and varied vegetation, the area was a diverse and very favorable vegetation region in the 5,000 BC.