Darwand B

Darwand B


The site of Darwand B is located in the Aivan district a few hundred meters away from the village of Darwand. This severely plundered graveyard was discovered by Vanden Berghe’s team in 1970 (6th expedition) and re-explored in 1977 (13th expedition). In 1970 ten Iron Age cist graves were excavated in the north-eastern part of the cemetery (Darwand B), while two Bronze Age tombs were uncovered in its south-eastern part (Darwand A). Four other Iron Age cist graves were brought to light in 1977. The Iron Age burials, containing pottery, metal weapons and jewellery, seem to represent the transition from the Iron II to Iron Age III.


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



Darwand B (Sub-fonds)

Dates of creation of material:

1970, 1977




Luristan excavation team (Dir. L. Vanden Berghe)


1 box, 1 negative boxe


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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