Institute of Archaeology


Aiming the promotion of academic, professional and scientific research of Iranian archaeology, FLH constituted the Institute of Archaeology in 1959 to lead and perform field researches besides its educational duties.  The Safavid Caravansary of Mohammad Abad, Qazvin, was chosen as its base since 1969. Several excavations have being held in aforesaid plain every year through a close collaboration between the Institute and the department of Archaeology. It has also cooperated with other organizations in many important excavations and valuable archaeological surveys.

Its activities cover following sections:

Pre-historic archeology of Iran,

Historical archeology of Iran

archeology of Islamic period  of Iran,

The Institute has an independent rich library that includes a collection of books belonging to the late Dr. Mahmoud Afshar, the late Dr. Salehi and specialized books on archaology. Holding academic lectures and publishing research articles and establishing contacts with research centers in other countries are some of the activities of this Institue.