Iran Archaeology Department opens in Nanjing Uni
Head of the joint Iran-China Archaeology Board, Ali Vahdati, has announced the opening of an Archaeology Department at Nanjing University in China.
London conference decision on Tappeh Sialk
At the end of a two-day conference in London organized by the Iran Heritage Foundation (IHF) in association with The British Institute of Persian Studies (BIPS) on “Tappeh Sialk and Ancient Kashan Revisited”, a unanimous decision was made to set up an advisory committee of experts, scholars, and archaeologists for the protection of this historic region of Iran. IHF in England, The National Museum of Iran, and the Louvre in France will be working together towards this goal.
Expecting mother of 4000 years
A 4000-year old expecting woman has been resting in peace in the historic baths of Semnan for over 20 years. The lady of Tappeh Hessar remains are one of a kind narration of burial rituals in ancient Persia on display in the Hazrat or Pahneh baths in Semnan.
La Septima: Tehran a fascinating city
The Italian La Septima has introduced Tehran in its tourism column as an attractive, touristic city, saying: “Tehran is one of the world’s attractive cities for tourists in an ancient region close to Mesopotamia.”
Rock motifs of 5000 years discovered in Meymeh
The Chief of Isfahan’s Cultural Heritage Organization has announced the discovery of ancient rock motifs in the vicinity of Meymeh and Shahin Shar, focused on communications, economics, and cultural routes from 5000 years ago.
The color of Persepolis
An archaeologist has named six main colors that were used in Persepolis, and said: “For instance, the color red was used in the back of the teeth of lions and bulls’ column capitals.”
Discovery of 7000-year old structure in Kermanshah
Archaeologists believe the architectural structure discovered in Tepe Nad-Alibeg in the second season of excavations dates back to the 5th millennium BCE.
Tepe Nad-Alibeg is located to the southwest of Sanghar town in Kermanshah Province, near the Jamishan river bank.
Memories of an American in Iran
On 4 December 2017, registerguard.com writes let’s stop demonizing Iran. Our relations with that country in recent decades have been based on misunderstandings and habitual thinking. False stereotypes rule the common perception of Iran and its people. We need to reject those stereotypes and take a fresh look at this country, its people and its possible role in bringing peace and prosperity to the Middle East.
Germany introduces Persian civilization
A book on German excavations in Iran in the historical sites of Teppe Pahlevan, Rivi, and the Sassanid Temple of Takht-e Soleiman has been published, entitled “Transcultural Research – Heidelberg Studies on Asia and Europe in a Global Context”.
Shahr-e Sukhteh new finds
Season 16 of excavations in the historic enclosure of Shahr-e Sukhteh in Zabol has come to an end with the discovery of part of a cemetery with 66 graves.
One of the graves is a burial vault belonging to a woman with 45 jars and pots buried here.
China's request for underground archaeology in Iran
The Center for Underwater Cultural Heritage Protection of China has made a request to Iran to carry out archaeological excavations on the shores of either Mahrouyan or Najirom ancient underwater sites in Siraf Port in Bushehr Province.
New find in Persepolis
The newly discovered gates in Persepolis will soon be turned into a museum site once all the protective and safety measures have been completed.