Projects

Sasanika: Late Antique Near East

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One of the most remarkable empires of the first millennium CE was that of the Sasanian Persian Empire. Emanating from southern Iran’s Persis region in the third century AD, the Sasanian domain eventually encompassed not only modern day Iran and Iraq, but also the greater part of Central Asia and the Near East, including at […]

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Nāme-ye Irān-e Bāstān: The International Journal of Ancient Iranian Studies

Nāme-ye Irān-e Bāstān: The International Journal of Ancient Iranian Studies course image

When the first volume came out, I was attacked by various political and semi-political groups for starting a journal. They did not care that this journal was a place of exchange of ideas between the students in Iran who are not able to afford European and American journals dedicated to this field. They did not care that this was the first academic style journal in Iran dedicated to ancient Iran which finally was run by the experts in the field.

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Sasanian Bullae Project at the Iran National Museum

Sasanian Bullae Project at the Iran National Museum course image

Sasanian Bullae Project at the Iran National Museum Tehran, Iran, July-August 2004 With grants from the American Institute of Iranian Studies, scholars of Sasanian history and art, Dr. Judith Lerner and Dr. Touraj Daryaee, along with Dr. Dariush Akbarzadeh, manager of the Inscription Treasury of the Iran National Museum, undertook a project to catalogue four […]

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