potteries from Isfahan’s historical Jame’ Mosque which
are being classified and assessed by a team of Iranian and
Italian archeologists will soon be handed over to National
Museum of Iran, reported ISNA.
Head of the team studying the cultural heritage of
Isfahan’s Jame’ Mosque, Fariba Saeedi said that both
Iranian and Italian are still working on the
classification of potteries which were unearthed from the
site. The first stage of the work will be completed by
March 2007, she added.
She said that in the first stage, pieces of pottery with
particular features are being separated from ordinary
Saeedi said that out of 500,000 pieces of potteries, some
70,000 pieces have been separated so far. Of this, about
2,000 or 3,000 pieces are unique with special designs
belonging to specific periods of history.
Iran National Museum will hold an exhibit for several
months starting December 4 to display potteries, glass
ware, tile works and plaster works which were transferred
to the museum from Isfahan Jame’ Mosque.
The historic mosque was built in 772 AD over Sasanian
Fire-Temple and underwent repairs during the Saljuqid and
Safavid eras. Some archeologists believe that construction
of the mosque dated back to before the advent of Islam.