War Kabud

War Kabud


The excavations at War Kabud, a graveyard located on a small plateau about 25km northwest of Ilam, were conducted in 1965 and 1966 (2nd expedition). War Kabud represents the largest number of excavated tombs (203) in a single Pusht-i Kuh cemetery. Dating back to the Iron Age III (8th-7th c. BCE), it is a representative assemblage of burialgoods and testifies of the homogeneity of the material culture of that period. Burials are individual and the dead were usually accompanied by pottery and quite often also by iron weapons (arrowheads, swords and daggers, spearheads, axes), bronze maces, vessels, anklets, bracelets and a variety of beads. The site, although essentially with a local material culture, shows some relations with Assyria.


E. Haerinck, B. Overlaet, The Iron Age III Graveyard at War Kabud Pusht-I Kuh, Luristan (Luristan Excavation Documents V), Leuven: Peeters, 2004.



War Kabud (Sub-fonds)

Dates of creation of material:





Luristan excavation team (Dir. L. Vanden Berghe)


1 box, 2 slide boxes, 1 negative 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 (August 2014)

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