The ancient Iranian city of Makhunik is an ancient Iranian city unearthed in the desert of the Shahdad, Kerman province, in the 1940’s.
It is now known as Shahr-e Kotouleha (City of Dwarfs). However, since it’s discovery, the city of Makhunik has been called many things, The home of the Little People, City of the Dwarf, and Little Sky Mans Land.
The village is strange for a number of reasons – firstly, according to Iran Daily, “nobody thought an ancient civilization could exist in this desert until 1946”.
Therefore the village discovery created quite a buzz amongst archeologists in the 1940’s given the unexpectedness of the find.
A group of archeologists visited the area and conducted studies that led to the discovery of civilizations belonging to prehistoric times (end of 4th millennium BC and beginning of 3rd millennium BC).
What they also discovered remain one of the worlds biggest unexplained mysteries!
Shahdad’s ancient region is spread over 60 kilometers in the heart of Lut Desert. The city includes workshops, residential districts and cemeteries. Archeological studies in the residential district in depth and revealed the presence of sub-districts in which jewelers, craftsmen and farmers lived.
Over 800 ancient graves have been excavated during the first excavation phases. Every grave has contained the evidence of little people, including the mummified remains of a dwarf.
A significant aspect about the city is the strange architecture of the houses, alleys and advanced equipment discovered.
Little Green Men?
Within the city, the houses walls, ceiling, furnaces, shelves all seem to be made for little people and all the equipment discovered could only be used by dwarfs.
Soon after the discovery of City of Dwarfs in Shahdad and stories about peoples who lived there, rumors circulated about the discovery of a dwarf’s remains, and alien evidence. Rumours also followed about discovery of a crash UFO
According to Dr Susan Martinez, author of ‘The History of the Little People: Spiritually Advanced Civilizations around the World’, an ancient race of people who were small in stature once inhabited the Earth. She refers to legends and stories from many cultures, such as the dwarf gods of Mexico and Peru, the Menhune of Hawaii, the Nunnehi of the Cherokee, as well as African Pygmies and the Semang of Malaysia, and draws upon discoveries of tiny tunnel networks, small coffins, low doorways in mounds, and pygmy-sized huts, as evidence of this ancient race.