(CAIS) -- The latest articles
and works by Professor Ezzatollah Negahban, founder of
Iranian archeology, will be made available to Tehran
University’s Archeology Institute.
According to CHN, illegal excavations declined in Iran
following Negahban’s efforts to regulate archeological
He is currently wheelchair-bound in the US contemplating
the glory of Marlik Hills as well as unknown sections of
the country’s archeology.
Head of Tehran University’s Archeology Institute Hassan
Fazeli-Nashali said that during a recent trip to the US,
he met Negahban who placed his findings in the field at
the disposal of the institute.
According to him, although Negahban is now away from Iran,
he always thinks about his country’s ancient history and
civilization and about what students should deal with in
their future excavations.
Latest reports on Zagheh Hill, Marlik Cemetery, Qazvin
Plain and Haft-Tappeh are among the works which will be
delivered to the institute at Negahban’s request, he
said, adding that relevant photos, books, notes and other
works by Negahban will be transferred to Tehran
“This will give the students a chance to take advantage
of his latest achievements in the field,“ he said.
During the Fifth International Congress on Iranian Art and
Archeology in 1968, Negahban called for imposing a ban on
illegal trade in antiques.
Negahban was born in Ahvaz in 1921 and completed his
primary and high school in Tehran.
In 1949, he graduated from Tehran University with a
bachelors degree in archeology while he received an
postgraduate degree from Chicago University’s Oriental
Studies Institute in 1950.