Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Hutto Cave

First let me thanks Meead (Mashhad Daily Photos) for his help to me to run this photo blog. Let me tell you a little about my city and its history:

Sari is the provincial capital of Mazandaran, located in the north of Iran, between the northern slopes of the Alborz Mountains and southern coast of Caspian Sea. Its population is estimated to be 261,293, as of 2006. Sari is one of the entertainment and sports centers of Iran.

Excavations in Hutto cave present evidence for the existence of settlements around Sari as far back as the 70th millennium BC (This is what an American professor found during his stay in Sari near 50 years ago). Also native people of Sari have a folklore that the city was populated at about 4th millennium BC when Smith Kaveh (native of this city) revolted against the tyranny of Arab Zahak. However, recognition by Greek historians goes back to at least the 6th century BC (Achaemenid dynasty) when they recorded it as Zadrakarta which then destroyed by Alexander of Macedonia.

For more information visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sari%2C_Iran


USelaine said...

Welcome to City Daily Photo blogs, Danial! I look forward to seeing and learning more about Sari.

... said...

Yes, welcome on board! I hope to see & learn more about your hometown & surrounds.

JM said...

Very interesting post!

Dido said...

Hi Danial, greetings from Edinburgh and welcome to the DP community!

Laurie said...

Welcome from South Pasadena, California. I'm excited to see and learn more about your city!