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Long-Term Project Maps Iran’s Archaeological Sites

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

TEHRAN, IRAN—Forty-five thousand of Iran’s archaeological sites have been placed on a map that was unveiled earlier this week. “The team began their work in 2009, but in fact, Ezzatollah Negaban (the father of modern Iranian archaeology) should be considered as the founder of this project, which began in 1958,” said team leader Abbas Moqaddam. This is the first phase of a three-phase project. The second phase is expected to take ten years. “It will take future generations centuries to complete the third phase,” added Moqaddam.