18 October 2001
Tehran -- An
exhibition on France's archaeological discoveries
in Iran is slated to open on October 20 in Tehran.
80 valuable historical objects, discovered by the
French archaeologists at Iran's archaeological
sites, are due to be displayed at the upcoming
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.
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.
is considered as the first joint
post-revolutionary Iran-French cultural heritage
conference to be held.
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.
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.