Tepe Kalwali

Tepe Kalwali


The Tepe Kalwali graveyard, located in the Ilam district about 30km south-east of Ilam, was excavated by Vanden Berghe’s team in October en November of 1965 (1st. expedition).


Twenty-one rectangular cist tombs, dating back to the Iron Age IIB, were excavated in a plot of 11 by 18 m on top of a natural hillock. Pottery is the major group of burial goods at Tepe Kalwali. Otherwise, there are merely some bronze bracelets, a few bronze rings and some iron blades and daggers.


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



Tepe Kalwali (Sub-Fonds)

Dates of creation of material:





Luristan excavation team (Dir. L. Vanden Berghe)


1 box, 1 slide box


Dutch, French


The collection is mostly comprised of field notes, object records, 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 (April 2014)

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