In March 2017 IHF organised what would become the first in a series of international conferences on the subject of the ancient site of Tappeh Sialk, near Kashan. The aim was to draw attention to this important pre-Achaemenid site and collectively produce recommendations of how to promote and preserve it for the future.
A report of this first conference, as well as the following conference held in March 2018, can be found on our website. The 2018 gathering was also covered by IRIB news. Most recently, in November 2019, another symposium about the work on this archaeological site was arranged, this time hosted by the Louvre in Paris.
It had been intended that the next instalment on Tappeh Sialk would take place in Berlin, though plans for this have of course now been put on hold. We very much hope we will be able to welcome friends and scholars to another Sialk conference in the near future.
In the meantime, the papers from the first two conferences have been complied into one volume, published by IHF earlier this year and available in hardcopy (details of how to order here). We are delighted to announce that we have now also made this publication available online and welcome you take a look and learn more about this significant archaeological site.