Archaeology of Iran in the Historical Period

  • Kamal-Aldin Niknami
  • Ali Hozhabri

Part of the University of Tehran Science and Humanities Series book series (UTSHS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Behrouz Khanmohammadi, Keomars Haji Mohammadi, Roberto Dan
    Pages 23-35
  3. Mousa Sabzi, Alireza Hejebri Nobari, Esmail Hemati Azandaryani
    Pages 85-93
  4. Ali Binandeh
    Pages 105-115
  5. Marek Jan Olbrycht
    Pages 231-243
  6. Taher Ghasimi, Akbar Pirmoradi
    Pages 263-274
  7. Houshang Rostami, Shahin Aryamanesh
    Pages 319-328
  8. Hossein Habibi, Yaqoub Mohammadifar
    Pages 329-355

About this book


This collection of twenty-eight essays presents an up-to-date survey of pre-Islamic Iran, from the earliest dynasty of Illam to the end of Sasanian empire, encompassing a rich diversity of peoples and cultures. Historically, Iran served as a bridge between the earlier Near Eastern cultures and the later classical world of the Mediterranean, and had a profound influence on political, military, economic, and cultural aspects of the ancient world. Written by international scholars and drawing mainly on the field of practical archaeology, which traditionally has shared little in the way of theories and methods, the book provides crucial pieces to the puzzle of the national identity of Iranian cultures from a historical perspective.

Revealing the wealth and splendor of ancient Iranian society – its rich archaeological data and sophisticated artistic craftsmanship – most of which has never before been presented outside of Iran, this beautifully illustrated book presents a range of studies addressing specific aspects of Iranian archaeology to show why the artistic masterpieces of ancient Iranians rank among the finest ever produced. Together, the authors analyze how archaeology can inform us about our cultural past, and what remains to still be discovered in this important region.


Iran Archaeology The Historical Period Proto-writing in Ancient Iran The Kingdom of Urartu in North-Western Iran Assyrian Exploitation of Iranian Territories Elamite Texts Bronze Pins in National Museum of Iran The Evidence of Mannaean in Western Hasanlu Achaemenid Period

Editors and affiliations

  • Kamal-Aldin Niknami
    • 1
  • Ali Hozhabri
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of ArchaeologyUniversity of TehranTehranIran
  2. 2.Department of ArchaeologyUniversity of TehranTehranIran

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-41775-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-41776-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2367-1092
  • Series Online ISSN 2367-1106
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