Kutal-i Gulgul

Kutal-I Gulgul


The site of Kutal-I gulgul, situated in the Arkavaz district about 30 km of Ilam, was discovered in September 1971 (7th expedition). Four graves were excavated that year while thirteen others were uncovered in 1972 (8th expedition). The site was finally visited again in 1978 (14th expedition) and one additional tomb was brought to light. Except one, all are cist tombs. The burial goods indicate that these graves were mainly build in the Iron Age IA and that some of them were reused as late as the Iron Age IIB or III.


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



Kutal-i Gulgul (Sub-fonds)

Dates of creation of material:

1970, 1972, 1978




Luristan excavation team (Dir. L. Vanden Berghe)


2 boxes, 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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