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The Third Excavation Season Ozbacki Teppe


News Category: Prehistory

 20 November 2000




The preliminary report of the first season of archaeological excavation at Ozbacki by Dr. Yousef Majidzadeh, the head of excavation team in this site is printed in Journal of Archaeology and History.


In this report the author describes the geographical specifications of the site, the excavation phases, backed clay artifacts and architectural remains unearthened during the first excavation season. Included in this report are several site maps and 19 fired clay tablets dated from prehistoric to historic periods of the Medians.


On 14 November 2000, the day close to the termination of the 3rd excavation season at Ozbacki's site, a public presentation was held in the cultural center of the town, with the collaboration of the City Council and the municipality of Nazarabad in which Dr. Yousef Majidzadeh the head of the excavation team spoke to an overwhelming participants from Nazaabad and Seye Jamal-ed Din Assadabadi towns, and introduced the activities of the team and their findings.


Another presentation of the same subject was performed on 15 November 2000 with the cooperation of the Young Leaders Association in the city of Hashtgend, where Dr. Majidzadeh gave a comprehensive report about the three excavation seasons from 1998 to 1990 at Ozbacki.


A one-day seminar, to present the archaeological findings at Ozbacki Teppe was held on 10 December 2000 at the Museum of the Islamic Period in Tehran.


In this seminar the head of the excavation team and his ten colleagues presented their findings of the excavation at five hills in this site. These hills (or teppe) are locally called Yaun, Jayran, Maral, Dveshan and Ozbacki.

In conjunction with this seminar an exhibition of the artifacts found in the site along with pictures and vedio films were displayed. This exhibition was open to the public until 30 December 2000.



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