By Owen Jarus, 15 October 2010
Archaeologists excavating a 2,700 year old temple at the ancient city of Tayinat, in southeastern Turkey, have discovered evidence that its inhabitants prominently displayed a tablet which bore a pledge of loyalty to the heir of an Assyrian king.
The Netherlands organisation for Scientific Research NWO has granted a subsidy to prof. dr Wilfred H. van Soldt (Humanities, LIAS) and dr Diederik J.W. Meijer (Archaeology, Near East) to conduct a pilot excavation in Iraqi Kurdistan.
LONDON, (CAIS) -- The joint archaeological expedition team from United States and the Republic of Azerbaijan, in the autonomous republic of Nakhjavan (nowadays Nakhchivan), has yielded to new findings date back to the first Iranian dynastic Empire, the Medes (728-550 BCE).
The ceramic samples were also found during the archeological digs in the ancient settlement today known as Oglangala in the Sharur region of the Nakhjavan.
Mehr News Agency, Tehran, 01/30/2010
The construction project that caused damages to the Anahita Temple in Kangavar in Kermanshah Province was halted last week. The decision to halt the project was made following publication of a report on the mess at the Parthian era site by the Persian service of the Mehr News Agency.
Kurdistan Mission, is a documentary series on the activities of the "Lutheran Orient Mission Society" in Sablax (Mahabad) and its environs in Iranian Kurdistan between 1911-1936.
In this documentary the local history and events are described based on letters and reports of American missionaries published in their newsletters “ Kurdistan Missionary” and the “Lutheran Orient Mission”.
Gaziantep, Turkey, The Economist, April 29th 2009
When Turkey's Birecik dam begins filling up at the end of the month, thousands of archaeological treasures are likely to be lost. Does anyone care?
An interview with Ms.Augsta Gudhart by Amir Hassanpour in 12 June 1977
Part seven of documentary series on " Kurdistan Mission" has just been posted by 'Scola' on their website.In this interview we hear the original voice of her late Augusta Gudhart.Dr.Amir Hassanpour kindly wrote the following note about the interview.
Part five of documentary series ‘Kurdistan Mission’ videos now is available on Scola’s homepage. In this part the works of Dr. Emanuel Edman (originated from Sweden) and Miss Meta von der Schulenberg a teacher from Germany and their services to the people of Sablax and its environs are presented based on the LOMS newsletter Kurdistan Missionary.
Part 3 of documentary series " Kurdistan Mission" now could be downloaded or played on SCOLA's homepage.
The life and biography of L.O.FOSSUM
Kurdistan Mission (Part two) Is a documentary based on the availble issues of “Kurdistan Missionary” a publication of Inter-Synodical Ev.Lutheran Orient Mission Society;October 1910 to the end of 1928. This publication contains a treasure of hidden history of Mukri Kurdistan.In second part of these series Hassan Ghazi describes the views of Dr. Newton Write concerning the motive of Missionary work in Kurdistan It is now available at SCOLA.org