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Bullae from the Pahlavi Archive at the University of California, Berkeley
- Article by Guitty Azarpay. The Pahlavi Archive at Berkeley comprises 260 silk and leather manuscripts, 82 of which still have one or more clay bulla attached.
The Chogha Mish Project
- Excavations at Chogha Mish between 1961 and 1978.
Circle of Ancient Iranian Studies (CAIS)
- Forum for the exchange of information about the art, archaeology, culture and civilization of Iranian peoples. News, images, events.
Cosmological and Ideological Aspects of the Arjan Bowl
- Iranica Antique 4. In 1982 in the vicinity of Arjan, 10 km north of Behbahan, a bronze bowl measuring 43.5 cm in diameter was found inside a rectangular tomb built of stone slabs. [PDF]
Excavations at Chogha Mish
- Provided a long uninterrupted sequence of prehistoric Susiana, but also yielded evidence of cultures much earlier than what had been previously known, pushing back the date of human occupation on the plain for at least one millennium.
History of Ancient Iran
- Online versions of texts about ancient Iran.
Iranian Prehistoric Project
- Report of an ethnoarchaeological survey in Fars.
The Persian Expedition
- Report of the Persian Expedition to conduct excavations by James Henry Breasted at the remains of Persepolis, an Achaemenid royal administrative center in the province of Fars.
- A short description of the religious center in ancient Media.
The Tall-e Bakun Project
- Report on the excavations at Tall-e Bakun B by Alexander Langsdorff and Donald McCown in 1932, and later in 1937 by Eric Schmidt and McCown on behalf of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago.
University of Chicago Returns Ancient Persian Tablets Loaned by Iran
- From University of Chicago News Office, Oriental Institute is returning a set of 300 ancient Iranian tablets, documents that provide details of the inner workings of the administration of the ancient Persian Empire, to the Iranian Cultural Heritage Organization, the national antiquities department, in the first return of loaned archaeological items there since the 1979 revolution.
Lafourak Male Skeleton Wears Gold and Silver Earrings
- From Iran News, a male skeleton wearing a gold earring on his right ear and a silver one on his left. From a historical graveyard dating to 2800 years ago located in the northern province of Mazandaran. (May 31, 2005)
Human Settlement in Iran's Central Plateau Dates back to 10,000 Years Ago
- From Iran News, farmers activities in Togh Tepe of Mazandaran province, resulted in the accidental discovery of the oldest pottery ever found in the area. Studies carried out on the artifacts have shown that humans have lived in the central plateau of Iran since 9 or 10 thousand years ago. (March 09, 2005)
Girl with Silver Earrings Found in the Burnt City
- From Iran News, archaeologists working on the historical site of the Burnt City in Sistan-Baluchistan have unearthed for the first time ever the body of a woman with silver earrings remained at sides of her head. (March 05, 2005)
Iranian Archeologists to Identify Jiroft Ancient Quarries
- From Payvand, archeologists intend to establish the way Iranians mined these quarries over 5,000 years ago and carried the stones to their city, today located in the southern province of Kerman. (July 18, 2004)
Iran's Sleeping Parthian City to Awaken
- Iranian archeologists are seeking for public funding to explore the ruins of a vast urban citadel, left from the Parthian dynasty (247 B.C.E.-226 C.E.), in Khorasan Province (July 16, 2004)
Jiroft a Key Business Hub 5,000 Years Ago
- From Payvand, new archeological and art studies on insignias unearthed in the Iranian ancient site of Jiroft clearly shows that the southern area used to be the most important business nucleus of Persia and its residents had bustling trade ties with people living in other parts of the country. (April 15, 2004)
Conference on Iran Shows Scientific Interest in Iranian World
- From Payvand, an international congress on "The Iron Age in the Iranian World" was held with "big success" in the historical Belgian city of Ghent this week, IRNA reported from Brussels. (November 22, 2003)
Western Team Allowed in Iran for Expedition
- From Chicago Chronicle, for the first time since 1979, a University archaeological expedition has begun digging in southwest Iran, an area known as Khuzestan. (October 23, 2003)
3rd Season of Excavation Gets Underway
- From Payvand, third season of archaeological excavation gets underway in Takab, West Azarbaijan. (September 28, 2003)
Dahaneh-Gholaman is the gate to Iran's history of Sassanid and Islamic eras
- Located in Iran's Sistan-Baluchestan province, the city of Dahaneh-Gholaman two kms from Ghal'e-Nau village in the suburb of Zabol is one of the provincial touristic attractions. (March 20, 2003)
Restoration of Neishabour historical site
- Deputy Head of Khorassan province Cultural Heritage Department for research Rajab-Ali Labbaf-Khaniki declared here on Wednesday a recently-approved project on restoration of the historical site in the ancient city of Neishabour. (February 03, 2003)
Museum Stumbles on Lost Treasures
- From News Telegraph, two 4,500-year-old gold head-dresses from ancient Sumer have been found in a store room at the British Museum where they had lain wrongly labelled for 73 years. (July 10, 2002)
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