cais1.gif (153930 bytes)

CAIS Persian Text.gif (34162 bytes)

CAIS

The Circle of Ancient Iranian Studies


 Persian Section.PNG (9914 bytes)


Home


About CAIS


Articles


Daily News


News Archive


Announcements


CAIS Seminars


Image Library


Copyright


Disclaimer


Submission


Search


Contact Us


Links


Facebook-Button.jpg (107165 bytes)



.

CAIS ARCHAEOLOGICAL & CULTURAL NEWS©

 

Seminar Takes Stock of Great Civilization and efforts to Repatriate Iranian Heritage

 

News Category:

Cultural

 16 March 2004

 

 

A seminar titled “Jiroft, Cradle of Eastern Civilization” was held yesterday in Jiroft, Kerman, with head of Iran’s Cultural Heritage Organization (ICHO), Beheshti, head of the archeology team, Majid Zadeh, officials of the province and more than one thousand participants attending.

Beheshti pointed the signs of the civilization as brilliant and emphasized the need to safeguard the archeological remains of the area specially by local people themselves.

According to Yousef Majid Zadeh, some 25 Iranian and foreign archeologists working together in the second season of excavations in Jiroft succeeded to discover a great civilization in the area.

Following the discovery of an inscription dating back to the third millennium BC and a ziggurat constructed with more than four million adobe pieces, Majid Zadeh considers Jiroft an important historical area and one of the richest in the world; a civilization comparable to, even richer and older than the first human one, the Sumer civilization in Mesopotamia.

One of the squares of Jiroft was named after Majid Zadeh after the seminar, and the governor announced an international museum would be set up there by next year.

On the sidelines of the seminar, Beheshti talked of the negotiations with the foreign sides and attempts by ICHO and Iran’s embassies to take back some of Iran’s historical belongings now in France, Switzerland and America. “We are hoping to repatriate the national asset of Iranians,” he added.

 

my_Iran.jpg (13682 bytes)

"History is the Light on the Path to Future"

 

Persian_NOT_Farsi_by_Shapour_Suren-Pahlav_3D2.gif (177309 bytes)


 

Encyclopaedia Iranica


BIPS.jpg (15695 bytes)

The British Institute of Persian Studies


"Persepolis Reconstructed"

Persepolis_reconstructed2.jpg (36944 bytes)

Persepolis3D


The British Museum


The Royal

Asiatic Society


Persian_Gulf_Facebook.jpg (1935028 bytes)

The Persian Gulf

Facebook Page




Please use your "Back" button (top left) to return to the previous page

Copyright © 1998-2015 The Circle of Ancient Iranian Studies (CAIS)