international seminar on the defunct Halilroud civilization, in
southern Iran, would be held in Jiroft on February 1-2, 2005.
Domestic and foreign scholars and specialists who have studied
the cultural heritage of Asia and Iran will attend the
conference, said Head of Kerman province Cultural Heritage and
Tourism Department Mohammad Sam.
"A Harvard University professor and another French scholar
will be among the prominent attendees," he added,
estimating 30 specialized essays to be presented at the seminar.
Researchers are expected to present results of their studies on
the Halilroud civilization in a bid to specify its status in the
course of human, Sam noted.
In the run-up to the seminar, Jiroft’s archaeological museum is
slated to be inaugurated in Dec 20, 2004, while authorities plan
to break ground on the city’s grand museum in the interval.
Experts believe that Halilroud with its branches is one of the
most vital cultural-civilizational arteries of Iran's central
desert and southeastern Iran. According to them The Halilroud archaeological
area provided a suitable habitat for various
tribes and development of their civilizations.