Endangered Archaeological Sites and Artifacts
- Ancient Susa: Damaged due to Hotel Construction.
- Pictorial commentary by Jadid On-Line (in Persian) of Susa’s rermains today and damages inflicted by French excavation team during the 1880s. Consult article (in Persian) on Shahrbaraz Blog regarding the plunder of Shush (Susa) by French researchers in the 19th century.
- Destruction of archaeological sites in Khuzestan (Persian text only)
- -گلسنگها تخت جمشید را میبلعند/ نقش آلوده کننده های هوا در فساد سنگها- Harsh weather and erosion threatens Persepolis. Report in Persian by Mehr News (June 1, 2011).
- Vandalism by ideologues against Persepolis.
- Korean diplomat stealing artificats from Persepolis – Reports by Mehr News and Cultural Heritage News Agency of Iran (March 11, 2009).
- Professor Matthew (Matt) Stolper and the Persepolis Fortification Archive
- Letter by Director of Pasargard Foundation, Shokooh Mirzadegi, to the Director-General of UNESCO regarding the Destruction of Persepolis (May 2, 2011).
- CAIS: Persepolis will cease to exist in less than a decade (May 5, 2011)
Tang e Bolaghi
- Recently Destroyed Archaeological Site in Khuzestan Province, Believed to be the Lost Partho-Sasanian City of Azem (CAIS report)
- 2000-year-old Parthian Anahita temple in Hamadan destroyed to built an Islamic prayer-place (CAIS report)
- Sasanian Baram Dalak Becomes Garbage Dump (CAIS report)
- The Deteriorating state of the Archway of Ctesiphon -طاق كسری و مرگی تدریجی- (in Persian)
- -انتقال فسیل ها از موزه به کشتارگاه در کرمان-Rare Fossils taken from Kerman Museum and dumped in Environs
The Plunder of artifacts from Ancient Iranian sites
- Elderly Man’s tireless efforts to Preserve Ancient Iranian Sites in Khuzestan -پيرمردي تنها، محافظ آثار باستاني چندين هزار ساله-
- The Pillaging of ancient Iranian sites – Die Plünderung historischer Stätten Irans (Article in German in the renowned Phillip Zabern publication by Dr. Manouchehr Moshtagh Khorasani). Dr. Khorasani has been following the sales of Iranian artifacts outside of Iran in his research on ancient Iranian weapons. international crime is now behind a massive pillaging operation against Iranian sites. The Cultural heritage of Iran has been trying to combat this by employing more guards. Fortunately, they launched some lawsuits against some European auction houses and forced the return of some of the artifacts back to Iran. One example of this were Jiroft artifacts that were being sold at an English auction house in London. Much more remains to be done however.
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