The Greek temple of Laodice in western Iran will
undergo excavations 55 years after its placement on Iran’s
National Heritage List, and some limited diggings there.
The temple is located in the historical area of Do Khaharan (two
sisters) northeast of Nahavand city, in the west central
province of Hamedan, and dates back to the Seleucid era, 193
According to archeologist Ezzatollah Siavoshi, so far 30 pillars
and more than one thousand items have been found from the
underground temple. It was discovered by the French archeologist
Roman Girshman and was added to the National Heritage list in
1948, but no serious diggings have ever been carried out there.
The famous inscription of Antiochos III, son of Seleukos and his
wife Apame, which is now kept in the Museum of Ancient Iran, was
discovered from the temple in 1943.