The online symposium “Achaemenid Masonry: Methods, Theories, and Techniques” is organized by the German Archaeological Institute in collaboration with the Research Institute for Cultural Heritage and Tourism in English.
According to ISNA, quoting the public relations of the Cultural Heritage and Tourism Research Institute, Zohreh Zahbari, an Iranian archaeologist and member of the German Archaeological Institute, said: “A large number of Iranian and non-Iranian researchers in the fields of Achaemenid Masonry, linguistics, restoration, and archeology have been invited. There will be 24 lectures.
He further stated: Achaemenid Masonry is one of the most practical arts in the Achaemenid period and many movable and immovable works of stone have been left from this period, which shows the sufficient knowledge of the large number of stonemasons who served for the court of this empire.
A member of the German Archaeological Institute said: “Discussions about how to work with stone, the tools used, the stone mines used, the techniques used in the construction of stone structures and such topics have been researched for decades.
Zahbari added: “Meanwhile, Iranian and non-Iranian scholars have tried for years to clarify various aspects of this issue, but until now, there has not been a coherent lecture program that focuses only on” the art of Achaemenid Masonry of the Achaemenid period “and this issue has always been Important and presented along with other topics of this course.
The archaeologist stated: The German Archaeological Institute, Tehran Branch (DAI Eurasian-Abteilung, Außenstelle Teheran), in collaboration with the Cultural Heritage and Tourism Research Institute, held an online symposium in English from 26 to 28 September, entitled “Achaemenid and Stone Masonry Techniques “that were on this topic.
This program is in the hand of Judith Tomalski (German Archaeological Institute), Zohreh Zahbari (German Archaeological Institute), and Alexander Nagel (New York University). Also, in collaboration with the Cultural Heritage and Tourism Research Institute. The papers extracted from it after the symposium on Achaemenid Masonry Germany will be published.