Iran urbanized 4,500 years ago

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Archeological studies have indicated that traces of ancient population in Iran's northern province of Mazandaran goes back 5,600 years.

“Archeological excavations and precise date recognition at the historical site of Gohar Tappeh revealed urbanism had entered the region about 4,500 years ago,” says Ali Mahforouzi, head of the excavation team of Gohar Tappeh of Mazandaran.

The discovery has also led archeologists to believe that powerful political and economic systems in the region were established around 5,600 years ago.

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