Djub-I Gauhar

Djub-i Gauhar


Djub-i Gauhar graveyard, located in the Aivan plain, was excavated in 1977 (13th campaign). The burial ground is to be dated in the Iron Age III (8th-7th century B.C.). Sixty-six tombs were uncovered among which fifty-six lined stone tombs, nine pit graves and one pithos grave. The graves contained a rich variety of objects, such as pottery vessels, iron and bronze weapons (daggers, swords, axes, arrowheads), bronze vessels, cylinder seals, and luxury items (finger rings, earrings, bracelets, fibula, beads).


E. Haerinck, B. Overlaet, Djub-i Gauhar and Gul Khanan Murdah. Iron Age III graveyards in the Aivan plain (Luristan Excavation Documents VI), Leuven: Peeters, 1999.


Djub-I Gauhar (Sub-fonds)

Dates of creation of material:





Luristan excavation team (Dir. L. Vanden Berghe)


2 boxes, 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 (May 2014)

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