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This ancient road which is believed to be the spice road, a branch of Silk route going to India, was discovered in the Lut desert in the southwest of Iran, archaeologists believe it dates back to the Parthian era (247 BC - 224 AD). This road can lead to discovery of many other ancient buildings and even lost villages and cities in the desert. More info in Persian: http://www.afkarnews.ir/%D8%A8%D8%AE...6-%D8%B4%D8%AF





Original length of the spice road seems to be several hundreds km, what was found in the Lut desert is about 10 km, about 5 km of mountainous part of this road had been found before near the city of Jahrom in the south of Iran: http://www.tebyan.net/newindex.aspx?pid=154080








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  Quote medenaywe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11-Aug-2016 at 02:02
Are there human habitats around road Cyrus?
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  Quote Cyrus Shahmiri Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11-Aug-2016 at 03:41
This read was discovered in the north of the city of Fahraj in Kerman province, as I looked to the map, there doesn't seem to be any city or village in this region for hundreds km, of course it could be different in the ancient times.
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  Quote medenaywe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11-Aug-2016 at 08:40
It looks like city well maintained road.Roman roads here are in worse condition than this one.
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  Quote red clay Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17-Aug-2016 at 22:57
It looks as if you could just run a good sized front loader down it to widen it, and it would be serviceable.

Some of the modern roads around here are in worse shape.


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