Parviz Varjavand

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Parviz Varjavand
پرويز ورجاوند
Minister of Culture
In office
1 April 1979 – 6 October 1979
Prime Minister Mehdi Bazargan
Preceded by Abbas Dozdorani
Succeeded by Hassan Habibi
Personal details
Born 5 January 1934
Tehran, Iran
Died 10 June 2007(2007-06-10) (aged 73)
Tehran, Iran
Nationality Iranian
Political party National Front
Alma mater Sorbonne University
Tehran University
Religion Shi'a Islam

Parviz Varjavand (5 January 1934 – 10 June 2007) (Persian: پرویز ورجاوند) was a notable Iranian archaeologist, researcher, university professor and politician who was a prominent member of Iran National Front.[1]

Early life and political career[edit]

He was born on 5 January 1934 in Tehran. Professor Varjavand graduated with an MA from the University of Tehran and also obtained a PhD in the Renovation of Monuments and Classical Architecture of Iran from the University of Sorbonne in France.

He was caretaker of Ministry of Culture and Higher Education in Interim Government of Mehdi Bazargan.[1]

He was member of leadership council and spokesperson of National Front of Iran.

Varjavand was active in cultural heritage affairs and he made efforts to register Persepolis, the Choghazanbil Ziggurat and Naqsh-e Jahan complex on the UNESCO World Heritage List.[2]


He died on 10 June 2007, in Milad Hospital at the age of 73.


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