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Experts Back in Iran to Resume Archaeological
International archeologists are set to return to
Iran, a quarter of a century after they left in the wake of
events that led to the Islamic Revolution. They are going to
complete their unfinished explorations reports and present new
ones based on their previous and novel findings in the
historical sites in the country.
Under agreements reached, the international experts are expected
to visit Iran in order to set up joint explorations teams with
their Iranian counterparts.
Since the reign of Mozaffaroddin shah of Qajar, foreign
archeologists started explorations in many areas around the
country. Some missions were left unfinished without Iran
receiving any reports on the works completed and findings made.
An official with the cultural heritage organization Jalil
Golshan said talks were underway with several international
archeological groups which conducted studies in areas in south
and north of the country. They were unable to complete their
work and report to the Iranian authorities.
"Once in Iran, the international archeologists will carry
out one or two seasons of studies jointly with their Iranian
counterparts," Golshan said. "They are supposed to
present their reports of the earlier findings and continue joint
work with Iranian archeologists in case the conditions are
A group of Italian researchers are currently in Isfahan, going
on with their work in the grand mosque left unfinished after the
Islamic revolution. In addition, a group of German archeologists
are expected to continue their undertaking in the Sad Darvazeh
in the central Semnan province.
Over the last two years, international archeologists have been
back in Iran for joint projects, working in joint groups or as
experts in archeological teams.
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