Zarghami made the remarks at the 20th Annual Symposium on Iranian Archaeology in Tehran.
In his remarks, the minister referred to his one-day trip to Baghdad to attend the Forum of Ancient Civilizations and said that the summit will be held in Iran in the next Iranian calendar year.
In addition, an exhibition featuring Iran’s archeological findings in a one-year period is underway at Tehran’s National Museum of Iran, said the director of the Archaeological Research Center of the Research Institute of Cultural Heritage and Tourism.
Leila Khosravi said out of the 118 permits that were issued for field work, we received about 114 articles.
Among the works on display are 130 historical objects, ranging from the Paleolithic to the Seljuk eras.
Regarding the selection of objects on display, Khosravi said, these objects were picked in cooperation with the National Museum of Iran, from different provinces.
A scientific committee was responsible for choosing the objects because they must have been selected based on the indices of age, visual characteristics and historical period.
According to her, most of the works on display are from Herbedan village in Fars Province, and the most significant antiquity is the pottery jar with the image of a fox and a cow, dating back to 1,600 to 1,900 BC.
Among the works on view is an accounting tablet discovered in Burnt City, dating back to 4,900 years ago, being exhibited for the first time. The discovery was the result of 50 years of exploration in Burnt City, and is considered a unique written document from the urbanization period of eastern Iran.