Visual Timeline: Godin Tepe
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5000 BCE: Godin Tepe settled
3500 BCE - 3100 BCE: Period V - Writing, crafts and pottery produced. Beer and wine brewed.
3000 BCE - 2650 BCE: Period IV - elaborate architecture, metal working. Godin Tepe invaded c. 2400 BCE.
2600 BCE - 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 - 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.
500 BCE: Palace and surrounding settlement at Godin Tepe abandoned. Used by travelers and squatters until, again, buried.
1400 CE: Period I - The ruins completely buried, a Muslim shrine to the Prophet erected on the site with a nearby cemetery.