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New Archeological Museum Opens in Iran

Iran's Archeological Institute finally got its own museum, capping 40 years of upheaval struggle to develop archeology in an artifact-rich country, Iranian Cultural Heritage News Agency reported.

"Forty years of archeological endeavors in different corners of Iran culminated in setting up this museum to mark the 70th anniversary of opening Tehran University," said Fazeli, head of the institute.

The artifacts showcased in the museum were neglected for 40 years and kept in such an inappropriate way that some metal relics are rutted, added Ahmad Aliyari, deputy chairman of Iran's Archeological Institute.

The museum has three exhibition halls to feature artifacts dating from Neo-lithe and Iron-Copper, Iron and Bronze Age and the Islamic Period.

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