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Archeological Narrative of Pars Sea published

Tehran, IRNA - The National Museum of Iran and Dr. Mahmoud Afshar Endowment Foundation have published the book "Archeological Narrative of Pars Sea."

According to Miras Aria News Agency, Chairman of the National Museum of Iran Jebrail Nokandeh said that a brief look at the chronology of archeological researches on Iran shows the shores of the Persian Gulf and islands in this gulf has not been given great attention, while this part of the ancient country has played a key role in articulating various human societies and cultures from pre-history time to the Islamic era.

The Persian Gulf and its islands have been the important hubs for trade, cultural, political, and military exchanges during different dynasties from Elam to Achaemenid and Sassanid eras, as well as Islamic governments, he said.

The impacts of their rule are still obvious in southern littoral states of the Persian Gulf and eastern areas of Africa, Nokandeh added.

Enjoying precious sets of collections from the Persian Gulf and its islands, the National Museum of Iran has always been committed to introduce the collected works to the Iranians and other nations, Nokandeh said, noting that the Museum played a key role in inscribing of Al-Masaalik Wa Al-Mamaalik book on Memory of the World Programme of the UNESCO in 2018.

The Al-Masaalik Wa Al-Mamaalik is one of the most important geographical books from the 4th century AH (circa 10 AD), which presents an accurate description of the then socio-economic, cultural, and political conditions of the Islamic lands – from India to Africa – supplemented by maps, according to the UNESCO.

The book "Archeological Narrative of Pars Sea" consists of 15 articles in Persian Language and two articles in English, which provide an archeological account of the Persian Gulf. The 423-page book has been complied by Jebrail Nokandeh, Abdol-Reza Dashtizadeh, and Ommolbanin Ghafoori.

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