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Shahnameh For Kids

In honor of Ferdowsi Day today, I have officially launched the Shahnameh For Kids Kickstarter campaign! Inspired by Ferdowsi’s Epic Poem, The Shahnameh, this full color illustrated children’s book tells the classic tale of Zal, who was born with skin and … Continue reading

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7 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Xerxes

“Goosh bede ta begam ba to niyatamo, Daran az ben mibaran hoviatamo…”  -Yas In lieu of recent revisionist historical fabrications with an overt xenophobic slant, here are 7 things you probably didn’t know about Xerxes, fourth Shah of the Achaemenid Persian … Continue reading

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The Legacy of Cyrus the Great

Today was the last day the Cyrus Cylinder was on display at the Freer-Sackler Smithsonian Museum in Washington DC.    On loan from the British Museum, the Cyrus Cylinder will continue its tour visiting various cities in the U.S.  I was … Continue reading

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Happy Nowruz!

Happy Nowruz – Persian Calendar 2572.  Spring has officially arrived!

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