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Map of the Persian Gulf
Map of the Persian Gulf

Siraf, a legendary ancient port, was located on the north shore of the Iranian coast on the Persian Gulf. The ruins are approximately 220 km from Bushire and 380 km west of Bandar Abbas.[1] The Persian Gulf was used as a boat route between the Arabian Peninsula and India. Small boats could make the long journey by staying close to the coast keeping land in sight.[2] Image File history File links Template:PD-US-Gov Cut and edited from Image:MiddleEast. ... Image File history File links Template:PD-US-Gov Cut and edited from Image:MiddleEast. ... It has been suggested that Persian Gulf States be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Persian Gulf States be merged into this article or section. ... Bushehr or Bushire (بوشهر), pop. ... Categories: Iran geography stubs | Cities in Iran | Coastal cities ... The Arabian Peninsula The Arabian Peninsula (in Arabic: شبه الجزيرة العربية, or جزيرة العرب) is a peninsula in Southwest Asia at the junction of Africa and Asia consisting mainly of desert. ...


History

According to David Whitehouse, one of the first archeologists to study the ancient ruins of the city, marine trade between the Persian Gulf and Far East lands flourished at this port because of the vast expansion of trade of consumer goods during ancient times. The first contact between Siraf and China occurred in 185 AD and by the 4th century it was a busy port. However, over time trade routes shifted to the Red Sea and Siraf was forgotten.[3] The far east as a cultural block includes East Asia, Southeast Asia, Northeast Asia and South Asia. ... Location of the Red Sea Image:Red Seaimage. ...


The historical importance of Siraf to ancient trade is only now being realised. Discovered there in past archaeological excavations are ivory objects from east Africa, pieces of stone from India, and lapis from Afghanistan. Sirif dates back to the Parthian era.[4] A world map showing the continent of Africa. ... Lapis lazuli, also known as just lapis, is one of the stones with the longest tradition of being considered a gem, with a history stretching back to 5000 BC. Deep blue in color and opaque, this gemstone was highly prized by the pharaohs of ancient Egypt, as can be seen... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Siraf has not been yet registered on the list of national heritage sites of Iran. This is needed so that it will be preserved and maintained.[5]


Notes

  1. ^ Siraf. Retrieved on 2006-12-11.
  2. ^ The Seas of Sindbad. Retrieved on 2006-12-11.
  3. ^ Siraf, a Legendary Ancient Port. Cultural Heritage News Agency. Retrieved on 2006-12-11.
  4. ^ Foreign Experts Talk of Siraf History. Cultural Heritage News Agency. Retrieved on 2006-12-11.
  5. ^ World Famous Archaeologists Attend Siraf Conference. Cultural Heritage News Agency. Retrieved on 2006-12-11.

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