Journal of Eurasian Studies - EPA

Journal of Eurasian Studies - EPA

April‐June 2010 JOURNAL OF EURASIAN STUDIES Volume II., Issue 2.


Apadana in Persepolis. The wooden covers were

made by the Parsa and Pasargadae Research

Center (PPRC) in 2006 to protect the stones of the

stairs from erosion caused by visitors at the


Tehran Times (Mar. 01, 2010)

Archaeology Construction by local residents,

ignored by the authority has imperiled an

Achaemenid tomb, believed to be the tomb of

Cyrus I, the Achaemenid king and son of Teispes

and grandfather of Cyrus II the Great, near the

village of Tang‐e Eram in Bushehr Province.

Experts have demarcated a 100‐meter perimeter

for the site, which was registered on the National

Heritage List in 1997, the Persian service of the

Mehr News Agency reported on Wednesday.

CAIS (Mar. 12, 2010)




Archaeology Archaeologists will be teaming up

with the Kermanshah University of Science and

Technology to carry out an archaeological

research on the World Heritage Site of Bistun to

unearth a settlement date back to the third

Iranian dynasty, the Arsacids (Parthians – 248

BCE‐224 CE), reported the Persian service of

ISNA on Wednesday.

CAIS (Mar. 23, 2010)



Archaeology Italian archeologists have finished

their studies on the destructive impacts of the

Sivand Dam on the ancient site of Pasargadae in

southern Iran. The team observed the

Achaemenid site from March 24 to 28, 2010,

examining humidity, plant growth and the

diffusion of salt solution into the stone

structures, Director of Iranʹs Cultural Heritage,

Tourism, and Handicrafts Organization (ICHTO)

Research Center Ahmad Mirzakuchak‐

Khoshnevis told IRNA.

Press TV (Apr. 17, 2010)§ionid=351


Archaeology More ancient graves have been

discovered at Iranʹs Burnt City as archeologists

were conducting the 13th phase of excavation

works at the prehistoric site. The unearthed

tombs at the Burnt City site located in

southeastern Sistan‐Baluchestan province date

back to about 3,000 BC, Rouhollah Shirazi, an

official with Iranʹs Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts

and Tourism Organization told IRNA on


Press TV (Apr. 24, 2010)§ionid=351


Archaeology Archeologists have found seven

towers of silence and ossuaries, which they

believe date back to the Sassanid era, in the

southern Fars Province. A collection of

unadorned ossuaries of different sizes were

discovered in the southwestern city of Mohr.

Built 2.5 meters above a mountain slope, the

ossuaries are hewn in a line and lack specific


Press TV (May 01, 2010)§ionid=351



Archaeology An expedition of Czech

archaeologists has found remains of an about

150,000 year old prehistoric settlement in Arbil,


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