Since 1996, the former Tehran Department of the German Archaeological Institute forms one branch of the Eurasian Department of the Institute at Berlin. It functions as the centre and interface for academic dialogue and exchange between Iranian and German colleagues and forms, since 2000, the base for the annual fieldwork seasons at Arisman.
The Tehran Branch of the Eurasian Department houses a large library with more than 9200 volumes on different aspects of near Eastern and Iranian Archaeology and History of Art, Ancient History, Iranian Studies and Islamic Archaeology and History. Another 9000 volumes are currently kept at the library of the Eurasian Department in Berlin.
The archive comprises a large collection of photographs on Iranian Archaeology and History of Art, and the photographic records from the pre-1979 excavations of the Tehran Department at Bisutun, Bastam, Takht-i Suleiman, Zendan-i Suleiman and Firuzabad. It is currently kept at the Eurasian Department in Berlin.
Archäologische Mitteilungen aus Iran und Turan: Annual with articles on topics on the archaeology of Iran and its northern and eastern neighbours in German, English or French.
Archäologie in Iran und Turan: Monographic series on the archaeology of Iran and its northern and eastern neighbours.