Below is an e-mail from the son of the late Dr. Seifollah Kambakhshfard, who has noted of the latter’s achievements in Iranian Studies during his lifetime. After the e-mail is an article written on December 2, 2010 in Persian in tribute and praise of the late Dr. Kambakhshfard achievements.
The late Dr. Seifollah Kambakhshfard. Despite political oppostion in Iran against ancient Iranian history, Dr. Kambakhshfard worked hard throuighout his life to work on the ancient heritage of pre-Islamic Iran.
Subject: Re: Seifollah Kambakhshfard
Date: Thu, 2 Dec 2010 16:25:03 -0700
From: “kamran” <xxxx>
My father who spent most of his life in research, writing, lectures and field works in Archeology of Iran has joined the history himself on Nov. 28, 2010. He made contributions to this field both at pre and post revolution era, when there was so much animosity towards our history and people who had been involved in it. He fought a battle to foster the heritage that was at verge of collapse at early days of revolution and continued his work regardless of political climate througout these years. He died at the age of 81 while he was fighting another battle called “illness” but he never put his Archeology at rest.
He would have been recognised in greater scale, had the political undertone in our society been different today. Hope there is a spot somewhere in your website about him as a reminder to the students of history. A quick note that reminds the reader that once there were warriors who spent a lifetime preserving our heritage by fighting from within.