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Regional Museum of Southeast of Iran

Regional Museum of Southeast of Iran

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As the first regional museum of Iran, the Regional Museum of Southeast of Iran was opened in 1390 SH. The materials exhibited in this museum are mostly related to the archaeological findings from Kerman, Sistan and Baluchestan and South Khorasan. The architecture of this museum attracts the visitor at first glance.

This architecture is inspired by an ancient castle named Seb in the city of Sib and Souran in Baluchestan district. Seb castle is somehow considered the highest and the most beautiful earth building of Iran attributed, by some experts, to the early Qajar and, by some others, to Safavid reign, in foundation parts. The Regional Museum of Southeast of Iran includes three parts: 1- Ethnography part; 2- Archeology part; 3- Ecology part.

Located in the first floor of the museum, there are many interesting materials related to the findings of Shahr-e Sukhte and Jirotf civilization on display in the archaeology part of the museum; interesting among these pieces are an artificial eye found in Shahr-e Sukhte, the replica of a skull on which there is the trace of a surgery discovered from Shahr-e Sukhte, samples of different types of burial in Shahr-e Sukhte (to date ten burial models have been found in this region) as well as various potteries, metal, glass, precious panels and manuscripts related to the historical civilizations like Jiroft, Mount Khajeh, Shahr-e Sukhte, Dahan-e Gholaman, Espidezh and south of Khorasan.  In part of ethnography, the culture and customs of the region of the southeast of Iran are presented in form of the themes of oral literature, the fame of the region, local foods and edibles, handicrafts and many more related to the area of the southeast of Iran.

In the Ecology part of the museum that is placed in the ground floor, visitors can see the ecosystem of the region in the form of taxidermied animals or large aquariums for aquatic. The second floor of the museum has 138 vitrines with many manuscripts and historical coins. In addition, many symbols and sculptures of the highlighted characters of the province such as Ya’qub ibn al-Layth al-Saffar that is considered to be the first Iranian commander, Mohammad ibn-Vasif Sistani and Rostam, the famous character of Shahnameh Ferdowsi are on display in this story of the museum.

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