Archaeologists from Islamic Republic of Iran have joined the Armenian- French expedition
Recently the Armenian-French expedition was joined by the Iranian specialists, who are the employees of the IRI Cultural Heritage Organization and Tourism Research Centre. The archaeologists from Iran are participating in the excavations within the framework of the tripartite Memorandum of Collaboration signed in Yerevan on 2015 between the ICOMOS/Armenia NGO, ICOM Armenia and Iran ICOM.
The 6th article of the Memorandum refers to the joint archaeological excavations in the both countries and to the study and publication of the findings in the result of joint excavations. In May, within the framework of the visit of the Armenian delegation to Teheran, Islamic Republic of Iran and the agreement signed between the institutes of the RA NAS Archaeology and Ethnography and IRI Cultural Heritage and Tourism on the wide scientific researches in the spheres of archaeology, ethnography and folklore, this collaboration was more strengthened. In autumn, according to the abovementioned collaboration, the participation of the Armenian archaeologist in the excavations carried out in Persepolis archaeological site is planned. It is noteworthy, that this productive collaboration with the Iranian side will be continuous, which, certainly, will raise great interest towards the Erebuni ciy-fortress, which is the cradle of Yerevan city and exists for thousands of years.