This annual publication, edited by the Department for Near Eastern Art and Archaeology at Gent University, Belgium, contains preliminary excavation reports, contributions on archaeological problems, studies on different aspects of history, institutions, religion, epigraphy, numismatics and history of art of ancient Iran, as well as on cultural exchanges and relations between Iran and its neighbours.
The journal appears annually and since its creation in 1961 by the late Roman Girshman and the late Louis Vanden Berghe, thirty eight volumes have been published so far. Articles are in French, English or German.
Beside the yearly volume, supplements to it equally do appear, but on irregular base. Recent articles: Tepe Yahya, Tell Abraq and the Chronology of the Bampur Sequence D.T. Potts * Le mastic de bitume: un matériau remis en question O. Deschesne * Oxus Trumpets, ca. 2200-1800 BCE: Material Overview, Usage, Societal Role, and Catalog B. Lawergren * The bow in the Ancient Near East, a re-evaluation of archery from the late 2nd millennium to the end of the Achaemenid period Chr. Zutterman * An Assyrian motif in the Shahnama P. Jamzadeh * Persian Propaganda — A Neglected Factor in Xerxes’ Invasion of Greece and Herodotus Th. Kelly * Again on Tang-i Sarvak, NE-side. Goddesses do not have moustaches and do not wear trousers E. Haerinck * Further Thoughts about Parthian and Related Belt and Belt Plaques M. Treister * Covered Tail and "Flying Tassels" J. Ilyasov * The Missing Ancient Lake of Saveh: a historical review R. Okhravi, M. Djamal.