Ali Akbar Sarfaraz
In 1962, Sarfaraz was a member of a team which excavated an Iron Age site in Yanik Tepe. The excavation uncovered an artifact made of bone and resembling a pair of spectacles buried with the body of a girl. If, as Sarfaraz hypothesized, this artifact once held lenses, they would represent the earliest known use of corrective lenses.
In 1976-77, Sarfaraz led a "rescue excavation" at Khatunban after artifacts plundered from the site were confiscated. In 1999, Sarfaraz directed the excavation of Charkhab Palace of Cyrus the Great.
- "Annual symposium of Iranian archaeologists opens". IRIB World Service. 16 December 2012. Retrieved 9 June 2013.
- Journal of the British Institute of Persian Studies 37. 1999. p. 36.
- Mir Ghaffar Sahihi Oskooei, Hormoz Chams, Mohammad Ghassemi Boroumand, Hale Kangari, Ali Salahi Yekta, Hamid Soori, Seyed Mahmoud Tabatabaei Far, Aydin Safati (2010). "Discovery of A Spectacle Made in Millennia BC". Iranian Journal of Ophthalmology 22 (3).
- B. Overlaet, Louis vanden Berghe (2003). The Early Iron Age in the Pusht-i Kuh, Luristan. Peeters. p. 45.
- "Cyrus the Great’ Palace Faces Total Destruction". ANI. 4 October 2009. Retrieved 9 June 2013.
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