Gul Khanan Murdah

Gul Khanan Murdah


Gul Khanan Murdah graveyard, located in the Aivan plain, was excavated in 1978 (14th campaign). Eighty-three tombs, rather poor in burial goods and in which no human bones were preserved, were brought to light during this campaign. Eighty tombs, dating back to the Iron Age III, present a very uniform construction with walls made of stone slabs and boulders. All of them were covered with several stone slabs. Three other tombs are simple pit graves that could be dated in the early Iron Age.


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.



Gul Khanan Murdah (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

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Archivist's note:

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

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