UNESCO Heritage Sites

Shahr-i Sokhta

Date of Inscription: 2014

Province of Sistan and Baluchestan

Shahr-e-Sokhta is the “burnt city”, ravaged by fire in 1800 BC. Located in the province of Baluchestan, in the east of Iran, this prosperous city founded around 3000 BC, ensured the long-distance exchanges between Afghanistan, the Indus valley and the west of the Iranian plateau. Like the city of Susa, Shahr-i-Sokhta testifies to the development of very elaborate societies in Iran from the 4th millennium.