historical world-famous village of Abyaneh, in the
central province of Kashan, is to undergo
archaeological excavations for the first time
Abyaneh village with its unique reddish structures
is one of the oldest villages of Iran which
attracts a great number of domestic and foreign
tourists all throughout the year, especially in
times of traditional feasts and ceremonies.
The village has never been a target of
archaeological excavations, but that is going to
change with a new agreement between Abyaneh
Research Center and the Archaeology Research
Center of the Iranian Cultural Heritage and
Tourism Organization (ICHTO).
The restoration and revival of the historical
village has been among one of the major projects
of the ICHTO in the recent years, but no
excavations have been carried out so far.
“The excavations which will be launched this
year are to help identify the historical identity
of the village and dating the human settlement
there. Locations of the village will be selected
by archaeologists for digging boring pots and
carrying out scientific excavations,” director
of Abyaneh Research Center, Azimeh Riyahi, told
According to Riyahi, the village is being
documented by the Research Center and undoubtedly
the excavations can help complement the project.