Bard-i Bal

Bard-i Bal


The Bard-I Bal graveyard, which remained in use throughout the complete Iron Age, is situated in the Badr district, along the road from Ilam which crosses the Kabir Kuh on its way to Dar-I Shahr. Sixty-nine graves, both cist and pit tombs, were excavated in 1969 and 1970 (5th and 6th expedition). Five tombs contained only Iron Age III burial goods, twenty-four others Iron Age I-II burial goods and at least three of these were re-used in the Iron Age III.


B. Overlaet, The Early Iron age in the Pusht-I Kuh, Luristan (Luristan Excavation Documents IV), Leuven: Peeters, 2003.


Bard-i Bal (Sub-fonds)

Dates of creation of material:





Luristan excavation team (Dir. L. Vanden Berghe)


1 box, 2 slide boxes


Dutch, French


The collection is mostly comprised of field notes, plans, object and pottery drawings, photographic documents

Storage place:

Royal Museum for Art and History, Brussels

Access restrictions:

For research purpose only

Use restrictions:

Copyright restrictions may apply

Source of acquisition:


Archivist's note:

Sub-fonds, series and file level descriptions created by V. Van der Stede (August 2014)

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