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International experts to survey western Iran's ancient civilization

TEHRAN, Oct. 17 (Mehr News Agency) -- A number of archaeologists from Japan, Denmark, France, Britain, and Iran are scheduled to study the ancient civilization of western Iran in a seminar entitled "Archaeology of Iran, Western Region" to be held in Kermanshah from November 1 to 3.

"We have received 183 papers, but due to the priority given to field research, only 93 of them will be presented during the seminar," seminar secretary Azam Towhidlu said on Tuesday.

The papers will concentrate on field research on and excavations of ancient sites in the provinces of Kermanshah, Lorestan, Kordestan, Ilam, and Hamedan. The papers have mainly focused on the Bronze Age in Lorestan, tombs, caves, monuments, chronology, and cultural relations of Iran's western region with neighboring areas.

Cultural Heritage and Tourism Organization (CHTO) Research Center director Taha Hashemi is scheduled to give the opening speech of the seminar and CHTO director Esfandiar Rahim-Mashaii is to give the closing speech.

After the seminar, participants will visit some archaeological sites.

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