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Archaeological discoveries to be exhibited in Iran



Friday, 18 October 2001


Tehran -- An exhibition on France's archaeological discoveries in Iran is slated to open on October 20 in Tehran.


Over 80 valuable historical objects, discovered by the French archaeologists at Iran's archaeological sites, are due to be displayed at the upcoming exhibition. 


The objects dating back to pre-historical and Islamic periods, have been discovered by the French excavators including Jacques De Morgan, Girschmann and Jaun Pero at the archaic sites in Siyalk Kashan, Tourang Tappeh in Gorgan, Bishapour in Fars province, Gian hill in Nahavand, Masjed Suleyman and Shoush.


Simultaneous with the upcoming exhibition, a two-day conference titled 'France's Archaeological Researches in Iran' will also be held at Iran's National Museum (INM) with the joint cooperation of the French Louvre Museum and INM on October 21-22.


It is considered as the first joint post-revolutionary Iran-French cultural heritage conference to be held.


New assessment of the Egyptian figure of Dariush, the changes in Islamic stuccowork, painting excavations in Izeh, the Western Portal of Apadana Palace in Persepolis, examination of the nknown buildings by Jacques De Morgan in Iran and the reexamination of the paintings discovered in Siyalk (Kashan) on the basis of the w archaeological discoveries are among the subjects to be covered at the upcoming conference.


The conference has been organized jointly by the Khuzestan and Fars provinces' Departments of Cultural Heritage, Iran's archaeological Research Center, the French cultural attache in Iran, the French Iranology Institute in Iran and the French National Scientific Research Center in Iran.


Source: IRNA

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