Meymand is an ancient rock village enlisted in Iran’s national heritage sites. Also, UNESCO has inscribed it as an Iranian tangible cultural heritage. When you look more closely at the village, you can see its dazzling fortress, tower, and gorgeous houses dispersed in different directions. That is why such cultural landscape has turned into a tourist attraction. The remnants of the ancient inhabitants of this village are:
- 10000-year-old carvings, and
- 6000-year-old potteries
It should be noted that there are several inscriptions in this village. However, here is the translation of part of it:
“When Meymand mountains crack and their legends come true, a treasure will be disclosed, which will be only within the reach of the one who comes from the Sun.”
Different opinions have been expressed about the history of this village. According to archaeological discoveries, the motifs and inscriptions of Meymand are 12000 years old. Based on this statement, the experts estimate the same history for the village itself too. The Meymand potteries unearthed are also estimated to be as ancient as 2000-3000 years old.
The unique architectural feature of this village is the fact that they have not laid stone, bricks or other constructional materials on top of one another to build accommodation for the inhabitants. In other words, the construction of the structure has not been carried out in the open air. On the contrary, it has been performed by excavating and carving.
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