studies at the historical site of Haft Tappeh in Khuzestan
province, which were conducted under a one-year agreement
between Mainz University in Germany and Iran’s Cultural
Heritage and Tourism Organization’s Archaeological
Research Center, are complete and an analysis of artifacts
discovered from the site is underway in laboratories.
Announcing this, director of Iran-German Excavation Team,
Behzad Mofidi told ISNA that another agreement will be
signed with Mainz University for continued exploration at
Potentially, studies at Haft Tappeh can be continued for
several more years and German Mainz University will sign
another five-year memorandum of understanding (MoU) with
the organization’s Archeological Research Center to
continue its activities in the site, he added.
Stating that a large number of potteries, bronze artifacts,
inscriptions and clay statues have been unearthed from
Haft Tappeh, Mofidi said that the objects should be
studied and identified.
Herbal specimens should also be examined, he noted.
The official said that clay inscriptions, which are
numerous and constitute a complete archive, will be
deciphered by experts.
Haft Tappeh historical site, which is located near the
Choghazanbil Ziggurat, is said to have been the capital of
one of the Elamite kings.
Inscriptions unearthed from the site date back to 3,500