German support for archaeological studies in Iran

German support for archaeological studies in Iran
ID : N-3314 Date : 2018/11/04 - 12:43

(Persia Digest) – The Head of the German archaeological team in the Rivi region has said: “Agreement has been reached for the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation, DFG) to provide financial support for excavations at this site for a period of six years.”

Judith Thomalsky said the Rivi excavations are a joint Iranian-German project, adding: “This is a large settlement dating back to the Iron Age. Sassanid and Achaemenid artefacts have also been discovered here the likes of which have only been found in Pasargadae and Persepolis before. As such, Rivi is an important site for Iranian studies.”


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She continued: “The sixth excavation season has now ended and we are very hopeful for Rivi’s future due to its special characteristics. These Achaemenid finds have been made for the first time in northeastern Iran.

Persia Digest (PD) reports that the Rivi excavations are taking place with the cooperation of Iran and DFG.

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