Khuzistan Expeditions Khuzistan Expeditions

Iranian-Italian Joint Expedition in Khuzistan:
The Kuzistan Expeditions

1st Campaign (4-12 Mar 2008)
2nd Campaign (9 Feb-2 Mar 2009)
3rd Campaign (2010)


The Iranian-Italian Joint Expedition in Khuzistan is being conducted under a five-year Memorandum of Understanding, signed between the Iranian Center for Archaeological Research (ICAR) of the Research Organization of Iranian Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization (ROCHHTO) and the Centro Ricerche Archeologiche e Scavi di Torino per il Medio Oriente e l’Asia (CST). Other institutions involved in the project, as partners of the CST, are the Dipartimento di Scienze Antropologiche Archeologiche e Storico-Territoriali dell'Università di Torino (SAAST), the Dipartimento di Ingegneria del Territorio, dell’Ambiente e delle Geotecnologie del Politecnico di Torino (DITAG) and the Dipartimento di Scienza dei Materiali dell’Università di Milano Bicocca (DSM).

The first mission was completed in 2008, and the second in 2009. Reports on the expeditions are available from links at the top of this page.

The Hung-e Azhdar Parthian rock relief
Fig. 2 - The Hung-e Azhdar Parthian rock relief 
  Photo by V. Messina 

This page last updated 23 Feb 2021

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