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Mud (Persian: مود, also Romanized as Mūd and Mood; also known as Mood Nahar Khan and Mūd-e Dahanāb) is a city in and the capital of Mud District, in Sarbisheh County, South Khorasan Province, Iran. Formerly up to the division of the Province from Khorasan it was a borough of today South Khorasan's provincial capital Birjand. At the 2006 census, its population was 2,451, in 695 families.
Archaeologists excavating in the southern historical town of Mud in South Khorasan province have unearthed ancient earthenware dating back to the Parthian dynastic era (248 BCE-224 CE). Excavations were conducted on an ancient mound located near the city of Birjand. Numerous historical artifacts dating back from the pre-historic eras up to the Safavid dynasty were found at the site.
The area is known for Mud blankets and carpets that have normally a curvilinear design with a sun flower shaped picture in the center. The production of such carpets is usually high-quality. These carpets are made of wool or cotton. They attained their valuation by the decree of the Persian Safavid emperor Shah Abbas I, who not only arranged the building of the fortresses in this region, but also retained the original Persian design styles and knot techniques.
Notables from Mud
- Shah Seyyed Ali Kazemi (born in Mud, †1984 in Birjand), last tribal leader of Mud and Birjand at the beginning of the Pahlavi Dynasty
- Kazem Motamadnedjad (born in Mud), communication scientist
- Mahdi Balali-Mood (born in Mud), Medical Toxicologist
- Marcel Kasemi, crown prince
- Mud, Iran can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3075983" in the "Unique Feature Id" form, and clicking on "Search Database".
- "Census of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 1385 (2006)" (Excel). Islamic Republic of Iran. Archived from the original on 2011-11-11.