TEHRAN.(Iranart) - An eye-catcher in the exhibit is a full-size recreation of the enormous Bisotun relief in western province of Kermanshah, on which King Darius the Great has proclaimed his military victories in three languages Elamite, Old Persian and Babylonian
As per a memorandum of understanding signed between Iran National Museum and the art and history museum of Drents in Assen, the Netherlands, a collection of unique discoveries are to go on show at the Dutch museum.
For the event, 196 pieces, discovered at 70 historical sites in Iran, will be exhibited under the title “Iran: Cradle of Civilization” from June 18 to November 18, ISNA reported on its Persian website.
The selected items are from the Paleolithic era (thousands of years ago) up until the mid-Islamic period, made of bones, bricks, terracotta, rocks, glass, bitumen, paper, adobe, clay, and shells.
“Golden drinking cups and jewelry, bronze weapons, clay tablets with cuneiform and beautifully painted pottery allow you to follow the trail of the history of one of the oldest and most extraordinary cultures in the world,” the museum’s website says in introducing the archeological exhibition.