Urban Archeological Findings


Urban archeological findings are of great importance because they contribute to a better perception of the history of human residence in different places. On the one hand, through a study of the first human habitats, it becomes possible to grant identities to early cities. On the other hand, a part of the history of human culture and civilization can be recorded for the future generations to read.

Based on the archeological studies and findings of the last decades, Tehran was considered to be a city housing some objects in Darrus and Gheytariyeh districts dating back to the first and second millennia BC. However, the archeological discoveries made during the last months in Molavi Street, provided archeologists with the most ancient pieces of evidence regarding human residence in Tehran. These findings are related to the fifth millennium BC and provide us with valuable information about the burial methods and lifestyles of the people of that time.

Accordingly, in line with the scientific and cultural society of the country, the Iranology Foundation aims to introduce this cultural discovery and highlight its significance at a large scale. It is hoped that by rendering the archeological diggings in Molavi Street into an archeology museum, apart from protecting the precious cultural heritage of the country, which is truly one of the most ancient cultural treasures of humanity, it would be possible to introduce the related findings to Iranian and foreign tourists and visitors in the best way possible. Here, our deepest gratitude is extended to the esteemed archeologists, Tehran Municipality, and Tehran Regional Water Company who supported the urban scientific archeological excavations with utmost interest and without any reservation.