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Historic Village of Meymand ( Maymand )

Maymand is a very ancient village which is located near to Shahr -e- Babak city, Kerman Province.
Maymand is believed to be one of human's primary residencies in Iran Plateau, dating back to 12,000 years ago and still inhabitance of around 150 people (mostly hospitable elderly) in existing 350 hand dug houses in heart of rocks, some of which have been inhabited for as long as 3000 years.
10,000 years old stone engravings around the village and discovered 6,000 years old potteries reveal long lived history of the village.
Living conditions in Maymand are harsh due to the aridity of the land and to high temperatures in summers and very cold winters.
In 2005, Meymand awarded Melina Mercury International Prize for safeguarding and management of cultural landscapes.
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