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The Iranian-Italian Joint Expedition in Khuzistan: 1st Campaign (March 4 - 12, 2008): Laser scanning of the Hung-e Azdhar rock relief and preliminary survey of the surrounding area

"The Iranian-Italian Joint Expedition in Khuzistan started work in the area of Hung-e Azhdar, a small village located at the entrance of a valley in the Bakhtiari Plateau, about 17 km north of the modern city of Izeh (Fig. 1). This project has been developed within the framework of a Memorandum of Understanding, signed between the Iranian Center for Archaeological Research (ICAR) of the Cultural Heritage, Common Handicrafts and Tourism Organization of the Islamic Republic of Iran (ICHTO) and the Centro Ricerche Archeologiche e Scavi di Torino per il Medio Oriente e l’Asia (CST). Other institutions involved in the project, as partners of the CST, were the Dipartimento di Ingegneria del Territorio, dell’Ambiente e delle Geotecnologie del Politecnico di Torino (DITAG), and the Dipartimento di Scienze Antropologiche, Archeologiche e Storico-Territoriali dell’Università di Torino (SAAST). "

Author(s):  Messina, Vito; Mehrkian, Jafar
Format:  Website
Date:  2008