historical site of Hegmataneh, in Hamadan
province, will be undergoing a new season of
archaeological studies by end of August.
The previous season of work led to the discovery
of several strata dating to the Parthian dynasty
to Islamic era. The new season, which will be
carried out by cooperation of Iranian experts and
an Italian archaeologist, also aims at
stratigraphy studies of Hegmataneh Tepe.
As head of the excavation team, Masud Azarnush,
explained to CHN, during the last 15 years
extensive archaeological work has been carried out
on the site, however, the information regarding
eras during which Hegmataneh has been residential
is not yet comprehensive.
Azarnush is hopeful that the cooperation of the
Italian archaeologist, Bissione, who is an expert
in stratigraphy and archaeology of the first half
of the first millennium BC, would be of great
benefit to the team’s achievements, specially
since the upcoming work is to be focused on
studying the strata remaining from Median empire,
the first Iranian dynasty.