Roman Ghirshman


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(1895–1979) [Bi]

A Ukrainian‐French scholar and archaeologist who did much to develop archaeological work in Iran and Afghanistan. Before WW2 he worked at Tello in southern Iraq with D. Genouillac and then moved on to carry out important excavations at Giyan and Sialk in western Iran. Just before the war he worked at historic period sites in eastern Iran and in Afghanistan. After WW2 and through to 1963 he was director of the French excavations at Susa in Mesopotamia, with some work also at Choga Zanbil nearby.


Iranica Antiqua, 15–17 (1980–82)

Subjects: Archaeology.

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