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Father of Modern Iranian Archaeology Donated His Works To Tehran University


News Category: Cultural

07 January 2006



LONDON, (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 affairs.

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 University.

“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.




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