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Latest Archeology News

1 - Archaeologists start tracing Paleolithic sites on eastern Iranian plateau

TEHRAN – A team of Iranian archaeologists has commenced tracing Paleolithic sites on the eastern sides of the Iranian plateau.
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Fri, 27 May 2022 15:30:00 GMT




2 - Publicizing Hamedan’s glory neglected for years: expert 

TEHRAN – Efforts to globally introduce the splendor of Hamedan, which its history of civilization dates thousands of years, have largely been neglected for years, a senior cultural heritage expert said on Monday.
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Tue, 24 May 2022 14:57:29 GMT




3 - Please do touch! Exhibition for blind opens in Tehran

TEHRAN – An exhibition aimed at the visually impaired has opened in downtown Tehran, inviting visitors to touch replicas and enjoy pieces they would normally only read or hear about.
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Mon, 23 May 2022 14:45:40 GMT




4 - Achaemenid tablets returned to Persepolis for public show

TEHRAN – A selection of Achaemenid clay tablets, which were on loan from Iran to the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago since 1935, has recently been put on show in the UNESCO-registered Persepolis.
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Sun, 22 May 2022 14:34:33 GMT




5 - Parthian coffins on show at Susa Museum

TEHRAN – Three rarely-seen coffins dating from the Parthian era (247 BC – 224 CE) have been put on show at the Susa Museum in southwest Iran.
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Sat, 21 May 2022 14:27:58 GMT




6 - Gorgan to host exhibit of exquisite potteries, tiles and porcelains  

TEHRAN – Gorgan Archaeological Museum is set to host a loan exhibition of exquisite potteries, tiles, and porcelains.
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Sat, 21 May 2022 14:26:22 GMT




7 - Hoard of relics, donated by two Iranian families, on show at Tehran museum

TEHRAN – A hoard of relics, donated by two Iranian families, has been put on show at the National Museum of Iran in downtown Tehran.
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Fri, 20 May 2022 13:20:26 GMT




8 - Ancient Seymareh preparing to win UNESCO status

TEHRAN – The tourism chief of Iran’s Ilam province on Tuesday said they are preparing to apply to UNESCO for listing the ancient city of Seymareh on the World Heritage list.
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Tue, 17 May 2022 16:20:52 GMT




9 - Archaeologists hail find of 'Seleucid satrap tomb’ in west-central Iran

TEHRAN – Archaeologists said on Saturday they had discovered what was believed to be the tomb of a Seleucid satrap or general in Hamedan, providing an extraordinary insight into the Hellenistic life in west-central Iran.
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Sun, 15 May 2022 15:40:51 GMT




10 - Iran preparing to get Sassanid fortress, arch bridges on UNESCO list

TEHRAN – Lorestan province’s tourism chief has said they are preparing to apply to UNESCO for listing a Sassanid collection, which comprises a fortress and several (ruined) arch bridges, on the World Heritage list.
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Sat, 14 May 2022 13:20:15 GMT




11 - Archaeologist underlines safeguarding ‘masterpiece’ of water management in southern Iran

TEHRAN – Iranian archaeologist Hamidreza Karami has emphasized the need for the proper protection of what he called a “masterpiece” of water management in southern Iran.
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Tue, 10 May 2022 16:45:46 GMT




12 - 2,700-year-old bricks to go on show at home

TEHRAN – A collection of recovered Mannaean bricks will go on show in the city of Bukan, western Iran, where they were originally unearthed by archaeologists in the 1970s.
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Mon, 09 May 2022 13:54:43 GMT




13 - Ancient Hegmataneh: working group formed to surmount obstacles in path of UNESCO registration 

TEHRAN – Hamedan tourism directorate has formed a working group to identify, investigate and solve potential problems in the path of possible registration of ancient Hegmataneh in the UNESCO World Heritage list.
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Sun, 08 May 2022 13:54:58 GMT




14 - Archaeologists to find more about what is called ‘oldest’ settlement in northwest Iran

TEHRAN – A team of archaeologists and cultural heritage experts has carved tens of trenches to find fresh evidence enabling them to find the chronology of life in what is called the “oldest” settlement in northwest Iran.
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Sat, 07 May 2022 12:45:56 GMT




15 - Archaeologists probe 9,000-year-old hill in northwestern Iran

TEHRAN – A team of archaeologists has commenced fresh work on Tepe Ahranjan, which according to previous excavations is home to a 9,000-year-old human settlement in Salmas county, West Azarbaijan province, northwestern Iran.
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Sat, 30 Apr 2022 17:10:22 GMT




16 - Ancient burial places discovered in northern Iran

TEHRAN – Archaeologists have discovered ancient burial spaces during a special survey they conducted in Rudsar, northern Iran.
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Tue, 26 Apr 2022 17:00:08 GMT




17 - Ancient plate seized from unauthorized excavator

TEHRAN – Iranian police have recovered an ancient clay plate from an unauthorized excavator in Neyshabur, northeast Iran.
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Mon, 25 Apr 2022 14:10:04 GMT




18 - Kermanshah preparing to get Taq-e Bostan on UNESCO list

TEHRAN – The tourism chief of Kermanshah province on Sunday said his directorate is preparing to apply to UNESCO for the listing of Taq-e Bostan on the World Heritage list.
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Mon, 25 Apr 2022 14:08:14 GMT




19 - Exhibit of recovered prehistorical bricks extended due to popularity

TEHRAN – An exhibition of prehistorical glazed bricks devoted to objects recovered from a smuggler in Switzerland has been extended by two weeks due to popular demand, the National Museum of Iran said on Thursday.
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Sat, 23 Apr 2022 13:44:51 GMT




20 - Discovery of millennia-old fossils may lead to a biodiversity hotbed in Iran

TEHRAN – A team of paleontologists from the University of Tehran has discovered traces of fossilized crabs in the Iranian heartland which may hint at a hotbed of biodiversity dating from 15 million years or so.
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Sun, 17 Apr 2022 14:08:05 GMT




21 - The end is near! Visit objects recovered from smuggler at Tehran show

TEHRAN – A exhibition of prehistorical glazed bricks, recovered from a smuggler in Switzerland, is about to wrap up at the National Museum of Iran in downtown Tehran.
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Fri, 15 Apr 2022 14:04:36 GMT




22 - Qazvin’s Feyzabad holds historical values: archaeologist

TEHRAN – An Iranian archaeologist has suggested Feyzabad site of Qazvin holds historical values after her team caved some trenches across the property situated in Abyek county of Qazvin province.
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Sun, 10 Apr 2022 17:30:00 GMT




23 - Arrays of prehistorical relics unearthed in southeast Iran


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Fri, 08 Apr 2022 16:06:21 GMT




24 - Neyshabur: a prosperous town of the ancient world

TEHRAN – A heaven for history buffs, Neyshabur (Nishapur) was once a prosperous town during the medieval times now situated northeast of modern Iran.
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Mon, 04 Apr 2022 15:30:00 GMT




25 - Stone tools discovered on top of southern Iranian mount

TEHRAN –  Archaeologists have found arrays of stone tools and relics on top of Gav-Bast Mountain, which is situated in southern Iran, north of the Persian Gulf.   
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Fri, 11 Mar 2022 15:16:00 GMT




26 - Help! Majestic treasures of Sassanid art under invasion of lichens, fungi, and leaky rocks

TEHRAN – Some of Tang-e Chogan bas-relief carvings, celebrated as majestic treasures of Sassanid art, are under threat of complete destruction due to lack of proper maintenance and natural causes such as lichens, fungi, and the leakage of water through the rock-carved reliefs.
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Tue, 08 Mar 2022 17:22:59 GMT




27 - Hegmataneh hill one step closer to become World Heritage

TEHRAN – Iranian Hamedan province is further moving towards possible inscription of its ancient Hegmataneh hill on the UNESCO World Heritage list as it has reached solutions to solve obstacles.
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Mon, 07 Mar 2022 15:26:51 GMT




28 - Berlin show features 5,000 years of Iranian arts and culture

TEHRAN - For the first time in a Berlin institution the cultural history of Iran – from the early civilizations through to the modern era – is the focus of a major art-historical survey exhibition.
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Fri, 04 Mar 2022 14:18:58 GMT




29 - In memory of recently-deceased Iranologist; Roger Mervyn Savory

TEHRAN – Roger Mervyn Savory (27 January 1925 – 17 February 2022) was a British-born Professor Emeritus at the University of Toronto who was an Iranologist and specialist on the Safavids.
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Fri, 04 Mar 2022 14:18:18 GMT




30 - Hidden secrets of Achaemenid dam engineering revealed

TEHRAN – Archaeologists have discovered treasured data on dam construction engineering and water resources management during the Achaemenid period (c. 550 – 330 BC).
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Tue, 01 Mar 2022 14:53:19 GMT