Prominent Iranian archeologist Negahban dies at 87 in U.S.
Source: Press TV
Prominent Iranian archeologist Ezzatollah Negahban has died at the age of 87
after years of suffering from neurodegenerative diseases.
Negahban was born in 1921 in Ahvaz. He finished school in his hometown and
studied archaeology at the University of Tehran.
The US-based scientist, who was suffering from Alzheimer's and Parkinson's
passed away on Feb. 1, 2009.
Known as the founder of Iran's modern archeology, Professor Negahban studied
archeology at Tehran University and the Oriental Institute of the University of
Negahban conducted comprehensive studies in numerous archeological sites
including Zagheh Hill, Marlik Cemetery, Qazvin Plain and Haft-Tappeh. A large
pat of his reports, photos, books and notes have been donated to Tehran
Negahban discovered the largest amount of gold during excavations in Iran and
his efforts to regulate archeological affairs greatly decreased the number of
illegal excavations in the country.
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