The DFG Priority Programme 2176 “The Iranian Highlands: Resilience and Integration in Premodern Societies” consists of 11 individual projects and a coordination programme. Our common goal is to explore early societies of the Iranian highlands and their resilience strategies. International cooperation of a large number of diff erent institutions in Europe and Iran is the basis for the research endeavour. In addition, there is intensive exchange with the “Patrimonies Project” and the project “Documentation and Historical Dialectology of Lori”, two associated projects that focus on current living conditions, the protection of cultural heritage and the study of dialects in the Iranian highlands.

Using the following link you can also explore the Special Exhibitions “Death by Salt. An archaeological investigation in Persia” and “Human Search for Resources. Highlights of Ancient Mining from the German Mining Museum Bochum”:

Death by Salt - Exhibition Website