Iranica Antiqua

Iranica Antiqua is one of the leading scholarly journals covering studies on the civilization of pre-Islamic Iran in its broadest sense. This annual publication 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, more than 40 volumes have been published sofar. Articles are in French, English or German. Beside the yearly volume, supplements to it equally do appear, but on irregular base.

Iranica Antiqua is abstracted and indexed in the Arts & Humanities Citation Index and Current Contents/Arts & Humanities; Bibliographie linguistique/Linguistic Bibliography; Index Islamicus; Scopus; INIST/CNRS; CrossRef; Thomson Scientific Links.


Jan Tavernier (Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium)
Elynn Gorris (Université, Catholique de Louvain, Belgium)
Bruno Overlaet (Musées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire, Brussels, Belgium)

Editorial Board

Pierre Amiet (Dept. of the Near East at the Louvre Museum, Paris, France)
Rémy Boucharlat (CNRS-Université Lyon 2, France)
John E. Curtis (Iran Heritage Fund and Iran Heritage Fund America; Former keeper of the Dept. of the Near East at the British Museum, London, UK)
Muhammad A. Dandamayev (Institute of Oriental Manuscripts of the Russian Academy of Sciences, St-Petersburg, Russia)
Philippe Gignoux (École pratique des Hautes Études, Ve section, Paris, France)
Barabara Helwing (Université Lyon 2, France)
Antonio Invernizzi (University of Turin, Italy)
Stephan Kroll (Ludwig-Maximilian University, Munich, Germany)
Daniel T. Potts (New York University, Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York, USA)
David Stronach (Berkeley, USA)
Katsumi Tanabe (Ancient Orient Museum, Tokyo, Japan)
Ehsan Yarshater (Columbia University, New York, USA)


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Supplements to Iranica Antiqua

On an irregular base, a number of volumes has been published as supplements to the Iranica Antiqua volumes.

De Meyer, L. 1962. L'accadien des contrats de Suse, Leiden (= Suppléments à Iranca Antiqua 1).

Haerinck, E. 1983. La céramique en Iran pendant la période Parthe (ca. 250 av. J.C. à 225 après J.C.): typologie, chronologie et distribution, Gent (= Suppléments à Iranca Antiqua 2).

Vanden Berghe, L. & Schippmann, K. 1985. Les reliefs rupestres d’Elymaïde (Iran) de l’époque parthe, Leuven (= Suppléments à Iranca Antiqua 3).

Vanden Berghe, L. 1990. La découverte d’un château-fort du début de l’époque islamique à Puskan (Iran), Leuven (= Suppléments à Iranca Antiqua 4).

Kellens, J. 1991. La réligion à l'époque Achéménide, Leuven (= Suppléments à Iranca Antiqua 5).

Duchesne-Guillemin, M. 1993. Les instruments de musique dans l’art sassanide, Leuven (= Suppléments à Iranca Antiqua 6)

Vanden Berghe, L. & Haerinck, E. 1987. Bibliographie analytique de l’archéologie de l’Iran Ancien. Supplément 2: 1981-1985, Leuven (= Suppléments à Iranca Antiqua 7).

Haerinck, E. & Stevens K.G. 1996. Bibliographie analytique de l’archéologie de l’Iran Ancien. Supplément 3: 1986-1995, Leuven (= Suppléménts à Iranica Antiqua 8).

Haerinck, E. & Stevens, K.G. 2005. Bibliographie analytique de l'archéologie de l'Iran Ancien. Supplément 4: 1996-2003 , Leuven (= Suppléments à Iranica Antiqua 9).