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From the port of Kong to Hong Kong: A new stage in Maritime archaeological studies in Iran

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The first stage, which can be described as “The Emergence of maritime archaeological studies” in Iran, is as follows: In this regard, archaeologists are at the forefront of the Siraf port (Bandar-e Sīraf; also known as Sīraf, Ţāherī, and Tāhiri). Archaeological studies under the Siraf waters are also forming relatively systematic research, and …

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Interim short report: Investigating the Archaeology of Maritime Landscapes of Gilan Province

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According to,news agency of Iran’s Research Institute for Cultural Heritage and Tourism (RICHT) and based on Hossein Tofighian mentioned: “Investigating the Archaeology of Maritime Landscapes of Gilan Province is “a new chapter for Iranian archaeological studies“. He also said :”Our Research area was from “Astara” county to “Rudsar” county in …

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Short report: Underwater Archaeology Workshop in The German Archaeological Institute (DAI)

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Following to previous correspondence between Prof. Dr. Svend Hansen (director of Eurasia Department, German Archaeological Institute) and Dr. Hossein Tofighian (Director of Maritime archaeology group of Iranian Center for Archaeological Research) In 2016, they were decided to hold an underwater archaeology workshop to support Maritime Aarchaeology Group in Tehran, Iran. This …

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Call for Cooperation

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The Asia-Pacific Conference on Underwater Cultural Heritage (APCONF) aims to address management and  protection strategies of underwater cultural heritage in Asia and the countries of the Indian and Pacific Oceans in the 21st Century (more info). One of 17 themes in this conference is “Iran’s Maritime Cultural Landscape” (the theme …

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The Booklet of Underwater Cultural Heritage in Iran (Download )

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The Booklet of Underwater Cultural Heritage in Iran(Download ) This booklet include summery of Underwater Cultural Heritage in Iran has discovered in inland water (e.g. Caspian sea, “Takht-e Soleymān” Lake and Shushtar Band-e Mizan )  and territorial waters (e.g. Persian Gulf and Sea of Oman). these human remains found by “Maritime Archaeology department …

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Marine Living Resources and Heritage in the Caspian Sea

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Preservation of Existing Marine Living Resources and Heritage in the Caspian Sea for Future Generations All aspects of Caspian sea, Photo Editor: Siamak Bakhtiarinia by Ramin Adibi You are kindly invited to watch the video clip titled “Preservation of Existing Marine Living Resources and Heritage in the Caspian Sea for …

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Maritime Archaeology in Persian Gulf

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Nascent stage of Maritime Archaeology in Northern Borders of famous Maritime Crossroads: Persian Gulf Iran is among the countries that have long coastal lines. From north it has the Caspian Sea and from the south it reaches to the Persian Gulf. Persian Gulf acts as a bridge between East and …

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