In the past few years archaeologists have discovered a number of important and unique artifacts including a 10-centimeter ruler with an accuracy of half a millimeter in the ruins of the ancient city. They have also unearthed an earthenware bowl at the Burnt City which bears images of what experts believe is the world’s oldest “animated” picture drawn around it, as well as the oldest dice in the world.
A total of 52 skeletons were discovered by a joint Italian Iranian archaeological team in the 5200-year-old Burnt City.
Twelve of the skeletons belong to children and a skeleton of a newborn is among the discoveries. A large number of the graves excavated during previous seasons belong to children. Infectious diseases are the main reason for the large number of children. Three women and four men who died sometime between the ages of 45 and 60 are among the skeletons.