• Ph.D. (2004)

    , Tehran, Iran

  • M.Sc. (1994)


    , Tarbiat Modares University,

  • Technologies in the culture and civilization of the Islamic Era
  • Islamic Architecture
  • Numismatic

    Bachelors Degree: Archaeology, University of Tehran, 1985-1989 Masters Degree: Archaeology, Tarbiat Modares University, 1990-1994 Ph.D.: Archaeology (Islamic period), Tarbiat Modares University, 1999-2003


    Curriculum Vitae (CV)

    Reading , revising and reviewing the Kofic inscriptions on the caravansaries Khorasan Razavi.

    Mehdi Tatari, Javad Neyestani
    Journal PaperBaghe Nazar , Volume 91 , 2021 January , {Pages }


    Evolution of design and construction of 9th century AH wooden cenotaph Marashian of Mazandaran mausoleum

    S.Sho M.Madhoushian nejad, Javad Neyestani rpour,R.Afhami
    Journal PaperJournal of Islamic Crafts , Volume 2 , 2021 January , {Pages 53-65 }



    Journal Paper , , {Pages }


    Iconography of animal motifs in seals of magi in Sasanian period

    M Shahsavari, SM Mosavi Kohpar, J Neyestani, A Hejebri Nobari
    Journal Paper , , {Pages }


    Shiite Art in the Religious Monuments (Boghe) of Gilan Emphasizing Cultural History Studies Approach

    Seyed Mehdi Mousavi Solmaz Raof, Javad Neyestani
    Journal PaperQuarterly Journal of Islamic History Studies, , Volume 43 , Issue 11, 2020 January , {Pages 81-108 }


    The Inner City Seljuk Fortifications of Rey: Case Study of Rashkān Fortress, Gabri and Kāsni Castles

    Alireza Hejebri Nobari Mohsen Saadati, Javad Neyestani
    Journal PaperIntl. J. Humanities , Volume 27 , Issue 3, 2020 January , {Pages 19-Jan }


    Defensive fortifications in different regions of Iran have been an effective factor in the survival of residential centers and commercial routes. An investigation on defensive structures will provide useful information on this kind of architecture. The study of remains of castles in the Rey region has provided an important context for archaeological research. In the present study, the Seljuk fortifications (Rashkān fortress, Gabri and Kāsni Castles) are introduced and recognized as inner city castles. It aims at identifying and studying the Seljuk fortifications of Rey, identifying the function of inner city fortifications, and comparing them with other samples in neighboring regions in terms of characteristics. The data were gathered thr

    The Communication Roads of the Western Part of Lorestan (Tarhān) in the Sassanid Era and the Early Islamic Centuries (With an Emphasis on Spring-Routes)

    Javad Neistani Younos yousofvand
    Journal PaperQuarterly Journal of History of Islam and Iran , Volume 29 , Issue 44, 2020 January , {Pages 179-207 }


    An Analysis of Structural Reasons for the Use of Bulbous Domes and their Prevalence in Iran: A Case Study of Shah Mosque in Mashhad

    z Akbari, neyestani,javad
    Journal PaperArchaeological studies , Volume 12 , Issue 1, 2020 January , {Pages 17-Jan }


    The Persian Styles in the Architecture of Mui’zzids and Khiljis of India

    Farshad Rahimiyan Javad Neyestani
    Journal Papernamehfarhangestan , Volume 10 , Issue -, 2020 January , {Pages 45-71 }


    An Analysis of Structural Reasons for the Use of Bulbous Domes and their Prevalence in Iran: A Case Study of Shah Mosque in Mashhad

    Z Akbari, J Neyestani, M Nasiri
    Journal PaperArchaeological studies , Volume 2 , Issue 12, 2020 January , {Pages 23-39 }


    Bulbous domes are among discontinuous double-shell domes and has been developed in Iran since the middle of the 9th century AH/the 15th century AD, concurrent with Timurid period. In this shape of domes, the dome profile was changed so that it began a return below the base of the arch, producing thereby a slight bulge that. The terminology for bulge in Iranian architecture is Avgun. Bulbous dome is considered as a part of Iranian architectural culture and the architects of this land have used this complex structure in a way that has been developing ever since its formation. It seems that this shape of dome requires a precise assessment in terms of design, mechanism of power transmission, and features of structural elements. The main purpose

    Rayy: From Its Origins to the Mongol Invasion an Archaeological and Historiographical Study

    mohsen seaadati javad neyestani
    Journal Paper , Volume 19 , Issue 4, 2019 January , {Pages 123-138 }


    Carpet as a symbol; The Investigation of the consumption of hand-woven carpet in European countries from middle ages to 18th century

    Mahla Takhti 20 Dr. Reza Afhami21 Dr.Javad Neyestani
    Journal PaperThe Islamic art journal , Volume 32 , 2019 December , {Pages 74-96 }


    Locating of city of Azyvjā n Based on the Study of Historical texts and Archaeological Evidence

    Yuones Yuosefvand, JAVAD NEYESTANI, Kohpar Seyyed Mahdi Mousavi
    Journal Paper , Volume 51 , Issue 200682, 2019 March 16, {Pages 319-344 }


    Azyvjā n ?is one of the less known cities of early Islamic era in western Iran. We are familiar with it through the reports of the early and middle Islamic centurie's geographers and also coins of this city belong to the fourth century AH. This city has been geographically in the? Masbazan ?province in the west of Iran. Despite the studies and archaeological research carried out in this area, so far the city of Azyvjā n and its location has been remained unknown in the present-day geography of the region. The purpose of this paper is investigating the geographical scope of the city of Azyvjā n based on the knowledge of the historical resources and adaptation this data to archaeological evidence in order to achieve an understanding of the

    An Overview of Goddess Anahita and her Iconography in Acient Iran

    Rahele Koulabadi, javad neyestani, seyyed rasool. mousavi haji
    Journal PaperCentral Asiatic Journal, , Volume 62 , Issue 2, 2019 January , {Pages 203- 225 }


    In Persian mythology, Anahita is the only goddess to have her name immortalised next to Ahura Mazda and Mithra - the two overarching Zoroastrian deities. The first written evidence stems from fourth-century BCE inscriptions in Susa and Hamadan. In Persia, Anahita was the deity assigned to water, as well as fertility and prosperity. She was also the protectress of the righteous kings, a tradition starting with the Achaemenian empire and lasting until the end of the Sasanian dynasty. The cultic syncretism developing in the vast Persian empires is as much part of the scrutiny of our authors as the Avestan origins of the Anahita cult.

    Semiology of the Gryphon Motif in Ancient Elamite Architecture

    m Zohouriyan, mehdi mousavi kouhpar, javad neyestani, a. hozabri nobari
    Journal PaperCentral Asiatic Journal, , Volume 62 , Issue 2, 2019 January , {Pages 227-232 }


    This article discusses the gryphon, shirdal in Persian, a legendary creature featuring in much of Asia's and Europe's mythology. The shirdal, just as the Greek γρύφων, is a hybrid and legendary beast composed of eagle, human, lion and bull. But was there a common mythical function for the gryphon? The article will answer this question by tracing more than five thousand years of history, with a focus on Elamite architecture unearthed in Susa.

    Review and Analysis of the Book of Rayy: From Its Origins to the Mongol Invasion an Archaeological and Historiographical Study

    Journal Paper , Volume 19 , Issue 46800711, 2019 January 1, {Pages 123-138 }


    The ancient city of Rayy is a symbol of the social and cultural life of Iran prior to the arrival of the Mongols. The economic, cultural, and social flourishing of this city during the Islamic era led the city to be mentioned under different names, including the Bride of Cities, Om-al-Belad, and Sheykh Al-Belad in some historical sources.“The Book of Rayy: From Its Origins to the Mongol Invasion an Archaeological and Historiographical Study” is about the latest archaeological studies and the urbanization history of the ancient city of Rayy. The book which is written by Roco Rante with cooperation of Ghadir Afrund, was published by Brill Holand Publications in 2014. This book, which combines archaeological data resulted from two seasons

    Identifying the Location of Ziz City Using Historical Sources and Archaeological Surveys

    Daivid Pakbaz, Javad Neyestani, Hasan Karimian
    Journal PaperJournal of Archaeological Studies , Volume 11 , Issue 2, 2019 September 23, {Pages 37-56 }


    Ziz is one of the important cities that Geographers and Historians have described it in the early centuries and Mid-Islamic period. Ziz was a city of the Arrajan Khore, which is located in the north-east of it. According to historical sources, it was located on the route of Arrajan to Esfahan and this city has pulpit and main (jamea) Mosque. This research is aimed to specify the exact geographical location of Ziz city. The authors of this paper applied descriptive–analytical approach and analysis of field study and documented data (literary sources) attempts to answers regarding question about ancient sites or site including the remains of ziz city? The results of field study and archaeological surveys and analysis of historical texts sho

    Reflecting the social political structure on the habitat of the ancient Toos in the late Sasanian and early Islamic periods

    Hossien Kohestani Andarzi, Javad Neyestani
    Journal PaperSocial and Economic History Studies , Volume 7 , Issue 2, 2019 February 20, {Pages 23-Jan }


    g but this information is very obscure about the Sassanid and Islamic early era, especially the effects of the socio-political structure on the city's location. In this research, in order to investigate the process of effective factors in the residence of this important city of Sassanid and early Islam, these concepts have been considered: authoritative historical texts including literary, political and social, Sassanid districts' surveys, and also review and analyze the views of contemporary scholars. In sum, and by examining these sources and materials,. In the late Sassanid period, the architecture of the city was strongly influenced by the military and defensive architecture, taking into account the rule of the climbers and the indirect

    بازتاب ساختار سياسي اجتماعي بر روند سكونت توس كهن در اواخر دوره ساساني و اوايل اسلام‎

    حسين كوهستاني اندرزي،جواد نيستاني‎
    Journal Paper , , {Pages }


    Locating of city of Azyvjān Based on the Study of Historical texts and Archaeological Evidence

    Y Yuosefvand, J Neyestani, SM Mousavi Kohpar
    Journal Paper , , {Pages }


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    Teaching History

    • MS.c.


    • Ph.D.

      Epistemology and Research Methods in Archaeology

    • MS.c.

      Islamic Art and Culture

    • MS.c.

      Islamic Cultures and Civilizations in NorthernAfrica

    • 2019
      Samiee, Mehran
      An Analytical Study of Reasons to Use Khorasani and Razi Styles in the Architecture of Naein Jami Mosque
    • 2018
      Hajizadeh dolat shanlou, Fatemeh
      Stylistic study of Sufi mausoleums in great Khorasan from the 5th to the 11th century AH
    • 2018
      Ghanian, Soheila
    • 2020
      Siri, Mohammad Sepehr
    • 2020
      Nouri, Somayye
    • Received a certificate of appreciation from the top researcher of Tarbiat Modares University, 2014
    • Received a commendation plaque as a top researcher in Tarbiat Modares Faculty of Humanities, 2009
    • Received a commendation plaque for the best article in the International Conference of Sheikh Al-Arifin Seyed Safiuddin Ardabili, 2013
    • Received a plaque of appreciation at the 8th Persian Gulf National Conference, Jihad University of Iran, Student Tourism Center
    • Received a plaque of appreciation for the first National Conference of Shiite Arts, Ardabil Cultural Heritage Organization, 2009
    • Received a plaque of appreciation in the first national conference of Tabaristan art: past and present, Mazandaran University, 2012
    • Received a special commendation from the Festival of the Honorable Association of Iranian Architecture in 2019, for writing the book, "Dome and Chapireh in Islamic Architecture of Iran (from the beginning of the fifth century to the end of the ninth century AH)", in collaboration with Farshad Rahimian, Armanshahr Publications, 2017, Tehran.
    • Member of Iranology Department of the Great Islamic Encyclopedia (1991)
    • - Director of the Scientific Records Department of Iranology of the Great Islamic Encyclopedia (1992)
    • - Assistant of Art and Architecture of the Great Islamic Encyclopedia (1993)
    • Director of Numismatics Department of the Great Islamic Encyclopedia (1993-1999)
    • Director of the Art and Architecture Department of the Palestine Encyclopedia (1996-1999)
    • Director of the Ancient History Department of the Encyclopedia of Palestine (1997-1999)
    • - Director of the Documentation Center and Library of the Cultural Heritage Organization, 2006-2009
    • - Director of the Department of Archeology, Tarbiat Modares University, 2008-2010
    • Director of Tarbiat Modares University Scientific Publishing Center, 2014-2015
    • Director of the Department of Archeology, Tarbiat Modares University, 2016-2017
    • Managing Director of Tarbiat Modares University Publications 2016 so far



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