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Old September 25th, 2010, 01:09 AM   #1
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Architectural Mystery

Had you heard about the mysterious Little Peoples City in Lut desert of Iran?

All buildings in this city are too small, there are bricks as large as your finger, the height of the walls is less than 0.5 meters, the width of the stairs is smaller than the size of your shoe, ...

















A video about this city: http://irannegah.com/Video.aspx?id=944

It is intersting to read it too: http://www.unexplained-mysteries.com...s.php?id=53721 -> The 25-centimeter dwarf near Shahdad city of Kerman province and the rumors of the existence of an ancient dwarf city in Kerman province has brought a lot of questions to archaeologists and caused great sensations among the public.

http://www.cais-soas.com/News/2005/O...enseations.htm


The corpse which is 20 to 25 centimeters high has remained quiet intact during excavations. It is estimated that the dwarf should have been 16-17 years old at the time of death.
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Old September 25th, 2010, 02:08 AM   #2
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The corpse which is 20 to 25 centimeters high has remained quiet intact during excavations. It is estimated that the dwarf should have been 16-17 years old at the time of death.
I'm still not convinced it wasn't a 9 month old baby.
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Old September 25th, 2010, 11:10 PM   #3
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It should be mentioned that some kilometres east of this city, there is a real land of the little people in Iran, that is Makhunik, of course the houses of this village are certainly larger and taller than that ancient one in Shahdad but as you read in the below links: "The houses are less than two meters in height and each covers an area of 15 square meters. The doors of the houses are less than one meter in height."





More info in some news websites:

http://www.mehrnews.com/en/NewsDetai...?NewsID=277418 : Makhunik, Iran’s isolated Lilliput
http://www.presstv.ir/detail/103529.html : Iran's 'Lilliputian village' partially restored
http://payvand.com/news/09/nov/1311.html : Makhounik Village - The Legendary Lilliput of Iran
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Old September 26th, 2010, 03:40 AM   #4
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ooo, interesting
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remains of underfloor heating? Many Roman ruins look like that too because of the floor cavities under the houses.
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Old September 27th, 2010, 04:09 PM   #7
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remains of underfloor heating? Many Roman ruins look like that too because of the floor cavities under the houses.
remains of underfloor heating?!! You probably don't know where Shahdad is located?!

Please read it: http://desertstars.over-blog.com/pag...d-3445254.html

Shahdad is a district situated at lowest point of the desert at a maximum height of 4oo meter above the sea. The town is at a distance of 105km from Kerman. The old ruins of the old town dating back to the 4th millennium BC were discovered in the Shahdad Plain is near the new town. It has been recently discovered that Shahdad is the hottest point on earth near to the heat pole.

Hottest Point on Earth Registered in Iran: http://eurasia.ro/?p=16325
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^hehe, I knew it was hot, but thought it snowed in winter:

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Those walls are made from mud rite? how did they last so long? or have they just been excavated?
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Old September 27th, 2010, 09:36 PM   #10
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^hehe, I knew it was hot, but thought it snowed in winter:

Iran is known as a four-season country, those pics are from Tehran and Dizin Ski Resort in the north of this city, as you read here: http://www.abc-of-snowboarding.com/m...zinskiarea.asp Dizin climatological condition offers the longest time for skiing, normally begins in (22 N0V. - 22 MAY).

There are many different climates in Iran, for example Shahrekord, a provincial capital in the south of Iran is already colder than London!

Shahrekord: http://weather.yahoo.com/iran/chahar...-kord-2255184/

London: http://weather.yahoo.com/england/gre.../london-44418/
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Those walls are made from mud rite? how did they last so long? or have they just been excavated?
I think this ancient city has been excavated recently and those high walls have been built for preventing destruction of archaeological findings by desert winds, anyway it is clear that hot and dry weather preserves many things for a very long time.
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