Laodicea Temple excavator honored

TEHRAN, Feb. 1 (MNA) – Laodicea Temple excavator in Nahavand has said he has discovered the Temple serendipitously.

The ceremony held to honor Mehdi Rahbar saw no government official attending from Cultural Heritage, Handcrafts and Tourism Organization.

In a one-day Ceremony of History, Culture and Archaeology Researches in Nahavand the statue of Mahdi Rahbar, the excavator of Laodicea Temple, was unveiled.

An experienced archeologist told Mehr News correspondent that Rahbar had dedicated all his life to the international cultural heritage since 1968 and the Cultural Heritage, Handcrafts and Tourism Organization was indebted to his efforts.

Mahdi Rahbar commented on his exploration in Laodicea Temple in Nahavand. “In 2005 I was asked to carry out a research on Two Sisters neighborhood of Nahavand. No exploration had been carried out till then on Laodicea Temple, but 52 excavations were carried out in 2005, 2011 and 2012,” he said.

In the ceremony a new book entitled Expert Seminar on Nahavand History and Culture also was unveiled.

By Mehr News Agency


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