Alizadeh said that the two sides recently signed a five-year agreement.
agreement was signed by Masud Azarnush, the director of the
, and Richard M. Leventhal, the director of the University of Pennsylvania
Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology,” he added.
to the agreement, joint excavations will be conducted at the ancient sites
, student exchanges between
will be arranged, and Iranian archaeologists will be given the opportunity
to participate in the university’s studies in different parts of the
world, Alizadeh explained.
, which had previously carried out research work at
’s ancient sites, including Hassanlu in
, have been making strenuous efforts to resume their studies in
over the past two years, he noted.
CHTO has also signed an agreement with the Oriental Institute of the
, which had worked at ancient Iranian sites such as
from the 1930s until the victory of the Islamic Revolution in 1979, when
the collaboration was interrupted.
the present time, a number of experts and archaeologists from
, and other countries are working at several of
’s ancient sites such as Jiroft in
, Sialk near Kashan,
, and several places in Khuzestan.