The Circle of Ancient Iranian Studies
(CAIS) -- Iran’s Academy of Arts is to hold the 2nd
International Conference on Jiroft in a near future, aiming at examining the art
used in the artifacts discovered in this historic site, located in Iran’s
Kerman province. The Iranian Cultural Heritage and Tourism Organization (ICHTO)
will also cooperate in holding the conference, the date of which will be
of the richest archaeological sites of the world, the Halil-Rud region of Jiroft
was once home to a rich civilization which left behind numerous architectural
structures and other archaeological evidence, some of which have so far been
discovered during archaeological excavations and illegal diggings of the
than 700 archaeological sites have been identified to this day along the
400-kilometer bank of Halil-Rud River in the cities of Baft, Kahnouj, Jiroft,
of four clay inscriptions bearing engravings is considered one of the most
stunning achievements by archaeologists in the region which drew in the
attention of world archaeologists to the mysterious civilization which once
populated southeast Iran. Among the discovered inscriptions was a 3rd
millennium BC cuneiform tablet that is considered the oldest evidence of written
language ever found in the region.
an interview with Persian service of CHN regarding the forthcoming conference on
Jiroft, Bahman Namvar Motlaq, secretary of the Iranian Academy of Arts, said
that the main objective behind the conference is to “introduce the
civilization of Jiroft to the world and study the relationship between
archaeology and art.” He further added that the Academy is planning to invite
all archaeologists and researchers who have done studies on Halil-Rud region as
well as research expertise affiliated with interdisciplinary studies in art and
archaeology to take part in the event.
a comparison between the arts seen in artifacts found in Halil-Rud region and
those of other archaeological sites of Iran would also be another subject to be
discussed during the conference.
The first international conference on Halil-Rud Civilization was held in Jiroft 1-3 February 2005.
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