Tepe was the first ancient tepe in Iran which was
excavated by archaeologists. It was first excavated by
late French archaeologist Roman Grishman in 1933. During
his excavations, Grishman unearthed a giant structure
which he called the brick structure of Siyalk.
Malek Shahmirzadi, the head of the excavation team, said
that the northern hill of Siyalk was studied during the
last season of excavations.
said that the excavation of the southern part of the hill
and other recent studies show that many ethnic groups
lived in Siyalk over the course of history.
current stage of studies of the ancient tepe is complete,
but a new stage of excavations will be started if the
Archeological Research Center approves the project, he
excavation seasons in Siyalk Tepe led to new discoveries
about this pre-historic site. A massive earthen ziggurat,
some large clay jars, the skeletons of a man and a girl
who were most probably buried under debris due to an
earthquake, and hundreds of other historical artifacts
were unearthed during the excavations.
Tepe is located in the city of Kâshân in central Iran,
surrounded by many residential houses. The Cultural
Heritage and Tourism Organization (ICHTO) has proposed a
project to improve the Siyalk area.