03 May 2001
-- Holly Pitman, an American archaeologist and art
professor at Pennsylvania State University in the
United States, said on Thursday, "Iran is
considered to be the founder of human civilization
due to its historical and ancient monuments."
added that the implementation of archaeological
plans and projects is of great importance in
increasing the knowledge of the people about their
country's social and historical heritage.
said that archaeology is one of the important and
undeniable principles of the dialogue among
who is carrying out archaeological activities on
the historical monuments of Tapeh Yahya in Kerman
Province, said that the activities of the media in
introducing Iran's historical monuments to all the
people in the world are important and effective.
participating in archaeological activities, she
suggested that young archaeologists should learn
from experienced archaeologists in order to
increase their knowledge.
added, "I have taught Iranian art and
particularly Iran's archaeology in U.S.
universities and the students have always welcomed
said the fact that two American archaeologists who
had worked on the ancient monuments of Iran wrote
in their wills that they wanted to be buried
beside these monuments is a sign of their love for