Italian archeologist back to Iran for new experience

Tehran, March 6, IRNA — Raffaele Biscione, from Italian National Research Council in Rome with expertise in archaeology, said on Sunday that he had come to Iran to share information and experience with his Iranian colleagues.

Talking to IRNA on the sidelines of the 14th Annual Symposium of Archaeological Research, at the Iranian National Museum in Tehran (March 6-8), Biscione said he was interested in Iranian archeology very much and was working in the profession in the country in the past 20 years.

He added that he had spent five to six months in Iran in various excavations.

The archeologist noted that his rich experience had tempted him to come back to work in the field again.

He added that excavations in Khorassan Shomali were a bright point in his excavation record.

‘I will go on working in Iran as long as I can. Iran is my young age.’

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.