Abdul Majid Arfaei


Education: Elementary: The first, second, fourth, and fifth years in Siddiq Elementary School in Yazd Third-year in Javid Bandar Abbas primary school Sixth year in Manouchehri school in Tehran High school: Natural course (the year 1336) Alborz high school Literary field (1337) Dar Al-Fonun High School University: Bachelor of Persian Language and Literature, University of Tehran (1964) Ph.D.: University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA (1344-1346) and University of Chicago, Eastern Institute (1345 to 1353) The subject of the doctoral dissertation: Geographical Background of Persepolis Tablets “Geographical Backgrounds of Persepolis Inscriptions” under the guidance of the late Richard Hallock, Professor of Elamite Language at the Eastern Institute of the University of Chicago, East Institute of the University of Chicago (1974). Activities: Teaching the Pahlavi language in the Cultural Association of Ancient Iran (Tehran 1342-1343) The honor of collaborating with the late Professor Pourdawood in correcting the book Anahita (Tehran 1342). The honor of collaborating with the late Dr. Safa in compiling the contents of the third volume of the History of Iranian Literature (Tehran 1342-1342). The honor of collaborating with the late Dr. Bahram Farahvashi in compiling his Pahlavi culture (1342) Proud to work with the late Dr. Mohammad Moin on the origins of Persian words for the great culture of Moin, which was never done due to his stroke. (1343) In 1964, due to retinal detachment, I was forced to withdraw from all scientific activities for a year. Teaching Mesopotamian history and Akkadian language (Babylonian and Assyrian) at the Shiraz Asian Institute (Summer 1349) Researcher and head of the non-Iranian ancient languages ​​department at the Iranian Academy of Arts and Letters (1353-1357) Scientific Advisor in the Journal of Archeology and History (1990-1995) Researcher, founder, and head of the Inscription Hall of the National Museum of Iran (1998-2002) Teaching Akkadian and Elamite languages ​​in the National Museum of Iran (same years) Teaching the history of Ilam in the Science and Research Branch of Islamic Azad University (Ph.D. in Archeology) (Autumn 2003) Teaching Ilam Historical Texts at the University of Tehran (History Kettle Course (Winter 2004) Bilingual reading and translation of 164 flowers written by Barvi of Persepolis in the National Museum (2000-2001) and their publication (1999) Secretary of the Faculty “The First International Forum on Ancient Cultural Relations in Iran and West Asia” (‌ 25-28 August 2004), which read about 40 articles by Iranian and foreign professors in this forum. (Coordination and preparation of the congress and review of the articles received lasted for two years, 2002 to 2004) Reading and writing 46 flowers of Persepolis treasury inscriptions in Persepolis (2004-2005) Identifying and organizing the bricks of the inscriptions in the archeological castle of Shousha, so far 3200 bricks of the inscriptions have been identified and organized (this activity started in 2004 and stopped in 2007 and the seventh chapter of this research was done in 2014-2015). Books: ‌ Decree of Cyrus the Great, Iranian Academy of Literature and Art No. 9, 1979; This book with new corrections and notes Reprinted in 2010 by the Great Islamic Encyclopedia, Persepolis Baroque Inscriptions – Fort. And Teh. , The Great Islamic Encyclopedia, 2008. Selected Book of the Year. Persepolis Baroque Inscriptions – A-G Texts, The Great Islamic Encyclopedia, and Cultural Heritage, 2016. Mesopotamian Laws (‌ Ready to Print).

  • Birthday: 01.09.1939
  • Birthplace: Bandar Abbas, Hormozgan, Iran
  • Interview date: 13.10.2019 – 20.10.2019

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