Archaeological excavations at the Hirbadan site in Darab led to the identification of dovecote deposits and finds such as the Human Burial System, architectural structures, and several inscriptions on the edge of the earthenware vessel.
According to ISNA, citing the public relations of the Cultural Heritage and Tourism Research Institute, Sepideh Jamshidi Yeganeh, head of the Archaeological Board in the region, said: “Darab city in Fars province, due to its geographical location, fertile plain, and sufficient water resources, is always considered by communities in different periods. Despite its cultural richness, it has not been much researched and few archaeological types of research have been focused on historical and Islamic periods, so excavation and research in older periods seem necessary.
The archaeologist said that the excavation project in this area was carried out with the permission of the Cultural Heritage and Tourism Research Institute, added: to identify cultural features, this area during the third and second millennia BC and also to recognize regional and transregional cultural interactions like Human Burial System was our main purpose.
She pointed out that the Hirbodan area was first identified by “Miroshji” and in 1397 Khanipour also visited this area, continued: According to the objectives of excavation, in this chapter, five boreholes and two trenches were created and excavation led to them to identify Human Burial System from the Kaftari period.
The archaeologist, stating that the findings of this excavation can be referred to human burials, architectural structures, and some inscriptions on the edge of the earthenware, explained the findings of this project and added: The Human Burial System of this area were simple holes in the form of arches and embryos.
The resulting architecture consisted of several rectangular spaces and a circular space, all made of clay.
At the end of this period, the population of the region decreases, and then in the dove period. The population of the site grows fast. Millian becomes the capital of the Elamite government again.