Godin Tepe Timeline

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  • c. 5000 BCE
    Godin Tepe settled.
  • c. 3500 BCE - c. 3100 BCE
    Period V - Writing, crafts and pottery produced. Beer and wine brewed.
  • c. 3000 BCE - c. 2650 BCE
    Period IV - elaborate architecture, metal working. Godin Tepe invaded c. 2400 BCE.
  • c. 2600 BCE - c. 1600 BCE
    Period III - Godin Tepe at its height with flourishing trade, advances in metal working and arts. Most populous area in the region until destroyed by earthquake.
  • 1600 BCE - c. 750 BCE
    Left uninhabited after the earthquake, the site of Godin Tepe is slowly buried.
  • 750 BCE - 500 BCE
    Period II - The Medes occupy the site and a great Median palace is built. Ties to Pasargadae evident.
  • c. 500 BCE
    Palace and surrounding settlement at Godin Tepe abandoned. Used by travelers and squatters until, again, buried.
  • c. 1400 CE
    Period I - The ruins completely buried, a Muslim shrine to the Prophet erected on the site with a nearby cemetery.