Tehran, Dec 15 (ANI): An archaeologist has said that the name "Persian Gulf" has a historical root and has been registered in all historical documents and texts, and so, efforts to alter the name will prove futile.
According to a report by Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA), British archaeologist Dr. Lloyd Weeks made the statement at the 10th International Congress on Iran Archaeology in Bandar Abbas, capital of Hormuzgan province.
"World reputed academic circles have also recognized the place as "Persian Gulf" and no other names are credited," Weeks told IRNA.
"In my whole carrier of research and scientific activities in different places in the world, I have never heard a name except "Persian Gulf", he added.
"With no doubt, the recent efforts to alter the historical and documented name of Persian Gulf will not bear any result for anyone, even in the future," said Weeks, who is an specialist in pre-historic era.
Around 200 well-known Iranian archaeologists as well as tens of reputed archaeologists from Italy, Britain, Germany, France and other European countries attended the 10th International Congress on Iran Archaeology. (ANI)