latest archaeological excavations in Haft Tepe led to the
discovery of 50 Akadi cuneiform clay inscriptions. These
inscriptions are official documents of the ancient city
existing there 3500 years ago, which were archived in the
southern part of the city.
Historical site of Haft Tepe, located in 2 kilometer
distance from Tchogha Zanbil, but enjoying a 4000-year-old
history, it is older than historical site of Tchogha
“Following the archaeological excavations in the
historical site of Haft Tepe, the pieces of about 50 clay
inscriptions have been discovered, the initial studies on
which indicate that they should have been official
documents, archive of tools and riding instruments,”
says Behzad Moffidi, head of excavation team of Haft Tepe.
After being restored, the inscriptions will be translated
by professor Perschel, a linguist of the ancient east in
Mainz University of Germany. Comprehensive studies on the
Akadi inscriptions of Haft Tepe will be carried out with
the attendance of different experts of Haft Tepe project,
including restoration experts, archaeologists, and an
expert of inscription who is a PhD. student of ancient
writing in Germany.
“The inscriptions are somehow stacked upon each other.
Studies indicate that the official documents should have
been ruined due to a fire in the building. The remaining
documents belong to the storehouse and the stable, tools
and riding instruments, chariots, spears, arrows and
etc,” says Moffidi.
Archaeologists believe that Haft Tepe is one of the most
important historical sites of Iran belonging to the
Elamite period. Because of the existence of several
evidence of different historical periods especially the
Elamite time and the tomb of Tapati Ahar in the vast area
of Haft Tepe, it is considered an invaluable site.