German scholar says Iran is rich in archeology History
Tehran, March 6, IRNA – Senior Researcher from German University of Munich, Dr. Christian Konrad Piller, said on Sunday that he had done much archeological work in Iran, notably detecting hints of public social standings in the country in the past.
Talking to IRNA on the sidelines of the 14th Annual Symposium of Archaeological Research, at the Iranian National Museum in Tehran (March 6-8), Konrad said the areas covered by his landscape archaeological project were South of the Caspian Sea and north of Iran and Urartu.
He said he was specializing Iranian archeology, working in Mazandaran and Gohar Tappeh. He said in the excavations he was working in Iran the things discovered were graves, potteries, ceramics, daggers, spearheads, jewelries and necklaces.
He said that the discoveries showed stratification of people, some who were rich and some poor.
Organized by Iranian Center for Archaeological Research (ICAR), 14th Annual Symposium of Archaeological Research was inaugurated in Tehran's National Museum with welcome addresses by Director of the National Museum of Iran, Dr. Jebril Nokandeh, Director of ICAR and the Scientific Secretary of the Symposium, Hamideh Chubak, the Director of the Research Institute of Cultural Heritage and Tourism Seyed Mohammad Beheshti, the Cultural Heritage Deputy of the Iranian Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization, Mohammad Hassan Talebian, and the President of the Iranian Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization Massoud Soltanifar.
There were also speeches in different sessions, held after the inaugural ceremony, focusing on Tepe Gavkoshi Esfandaqeh in Jiroft, a Neolithic Settlement in Southeast Iran; Salvage Excavation along Sewage System Course in Old District of Tehran; Excavation in Kholeh Kuh Site, Takestan, Qazvin Province; Archeological excavation in Mash Karim Site, Semirom, Isfahan Province; Straitgraphic Examinations and Identification of Core and Buffer Zone for Tepe Sabz Marvdasht, Fars Province; and Third season of archeological excavation in Kohneh Shahr Site (2014), Chaldoran, Western Azarbaijan Province.
There will also be speeches on Monday and Tuesday, when the meeting will wrap up its work.
The objective of this international event is to provide a yearly unrivalled opportunity for archaeologists from all over Iran and across the globe to meet, share their experiences, exchange points of views and present the results of their researches to an exceptional and distinguished academic community. As a rule, this event accompanies an exhibition on the most representative finds collected during the corresponding archaeological year ending and culminating with the symposium.