Archaeological Institute finally got its own museum, capping 40
years of upheaval struggle to develop archaeology in an artifact-rich country.
“Forty years of archaeological endeavours in different corners
of Iran culminated in setting up this museum to mark the 70th
anniversary of opening Tehran University,” said Fazeli, head
of the institute.
The artifacts showcased in the museum were neglected for 40
years and kept in such an inappropriate way that some metal
relics are rutted, added Ahmad Aliyari, deputy chairman of
Iran’s Archaeological Institute.
The museum has three exhibition halls to feature artifacts
dating from Neo-lithe and Iron-Copper, Iron and Bronze Age and
the Islamic Period.