Analysis of 400 of the 1800 clay
inscriptions of the historically unique area of Haft
Tappeh, in the southwestern province of Khuzestan, led
to information on political, social, economical and
cultural issues of its residents in the second
According to chief expert of the historical project of
Haft Tappeh and Choqa Zanbil Hamid Fadai, in a specific
plan starting in 2001, the clay tablets found there held
then in bad conditions were organized, and 400 of them
were also analyzed.
"The inscriptions include children's homework, and
legal, administrative, political and business documents,
and with 400 of them studied, we have gained a lot of
information on political, social, cultural, economical,
governmental and living conditions of the Ilamid
era," explained Fadai.
Haft Tappeh is a historical site near the ancient city
of Susa, of the Ilamid era, and its tablets are written
in cuneiform and Akadian language. The diggings carried
out in the area from 1965 to 1977 by Dr. Negahban led to
the discovery of remnants of ancient tombs and two
buildings with architectural values.