Circle of Ancient Iranian Studies
Note: We ONLY exchange links with academically oriented, cultural
scholarly-based websites, related to ancient Iran and Iranian civilisation.
Cultural Organisations & Websites
Iranian Studies (Publications)
Cultural News Agencies
publication of documents and documentary tools relating to the
history of the Ancient Iran (incl. Middle East and the Central Asia)
at the time of the domination Achaemenid Dynasty between Cyrus the
Great to Alexander invasion (550-320 BCE).
Excavation at Tal-e Malâyân (Anshân)
in Arisman: Ancient Mining and Metallurgy in Western
Museum (The), Ancient Iran section
of Archaeology University College, London (UCL).
Studies at Harvard University
Eastern and Asian Civilizations Department (NEAC) Royal
Institute (The) -- The Chicago University
Heritage Foundation, An independent organisation for
protection of Iranian cultural heritage based in USA.
Iran - The Detroit Institute of Arts.
Center for Conservation of Cultural Relics (Iran)
Iran at The Hermitage Museum, Russia.
Seal Collection: The Gans collection of Sasanian seals in
the University of California at Berkeley.
(California State University, Fullerton), A scholarly web-site dedicated to Iranian Civilisation during the
reign of Sasanian dynasty; -articles about the Sasanian art,
archaeology, culture and history.
Malyan - Archaeological excavations at the site of Tal-i
Malyan, the ancient Elamite city of Anshan.
Threat to world heritage in Iraq, University of
Language Materials Project, The UCLA Language
Materials Project (LMP) is an on-line bibliographic database of
teaching and learning materials for over 100 Less Commonly Taught
Languages (LCTLs), including Iranian Languages.
CULTURAL ORGANISATIONS & WEBSITES
Iran and India Trust (The), provides
a focal point where scholars and members of the public with interests
in the cultures of the ancient Indian and Iranian worlds can meet and
discuss matters of common interest and use its unique library.
Persia Fund (The) is a non
political UK-registered charity, with the aim to encourage and support
the study of Ancient Iran (Persia) and related areas including Central
culture is of great importance in understanding the early history of
the Indo-Iranian speaking peoples. The linguistic interpretation of
this culture is under discussion as well as its origin and chronology.
Institute of Persian Studies,
an academic body which promotes scholarship and research in all
aspects of Iranian Studies.
Fontium Manichaeorum, the Corpus
Fontium Manichaeorum Project is a major international research and
publication project sponsored by UNESCO under the aegis of the Integrated
Study of the Silk Road. It is a project of the Union of International
Academies (Union Académique Internationale UAI) and its sponsoring academy
is the Australian Academy of the Humanities, devoted to Manichaean studies.
featuring Information and illustrations of Sasanian coins.
Heritage Foundation A
non political UK-registered charity, with the aim to encourage and
support the study of Ancient Iran (Persia) and related areas including
Mints; by Oriental
Farrokh (Official Website), dedicated to
the Advancement of Ancient Iranian and Classical Studies. The
relationship between ancient Iran and the civilizations of
the Greco-Roman world (and its European successors), the Arabo-Islamic
world, India, China and the Far East are a
major focus of this website. Civilizations are rarely conceived in a
vacuum and are often the result of the synthesis of a number of
elements, examples being the Roman Empire,
ancient Iran and India.
(Journal Libre de Estudios Orientales) -- One of the most well
organized, scholarly, and comprehensive online source of information
on oriental (including Iranian) history, art and culture.
City of Arabia; Nova
Online's fascinating web site with information about the Shisur site
in modern Oman, from the public television series. In an interview
(September 1996), Dr. Yuris Zarins discusses evidence of Iranian under
Parthian dynasty's influence in the Arabian peninsula.
by Edward C. D. Hopkins, the most comprehensive site
about Parthian Dynasty on the internet.
Gulf Task Force, for preservation of the Heritage and
Sovereignty of the Persian Gulf.
Cultural Heritage Institute, A non-profit organization
supporting the preservation, transmission, and instruction of Persian
Foundation, The Silkroad Foundation is a non-profit
organisation, established in 1996, to promote the study and
preservation of cultures and art on Inner Asia and the Silk Road. The
Foundation provides a range of textual and image resources aimed at
academics, researchers and students of the history and culture of the
the official website of the Friends
of Khuzestan’s Friends of Cultural Heritage Society (in Persian)
Horse -- Website which
gives the history and importance of the breed to the Parthian horses.
- Zoroastrian Archive, provides the complete text of the
extant Devine Avesta, the most ancient scriptures of Zarathushtrian
religion, as well as many Pahlavi scriptures.
-- A Zoroastrian Educational Institute to
preserve and promote the Universal Message of Prophet Zarathushtra.
Assembly -- A non-profit, non-political religious corporation with the aim of studying and disseminating
information on the Divine Message of Prophet Zarathushtra.
Calendar, Conversion of Shenshai, Kadmi, Fasli to Gregorian
dates and vice-versa. It has a range of more than 400 years, which can
go back in time and in far future.
IRANIAN STUDIES (PUBLICATIONS) & MEDIA
of the Asia Institute, A scholarly journal, regarding the
art, archaeology, numismatics, history and languages of ancient Iran,
Mesopotamia, and Central Asia and connections with China and Japan
along the Silk Route.
is the most
extensive compendium ever conceived on the past and present culture of
the Iranian peoples and their contribution to the broader history of
human civilization and it is a multi-volume, multi-disciplinary work
designed as a major source of information, providing a detailed and
accurate picture of an important world civilization over a span of
several thousand years.
a Virtual Reconstruction - The
magnificent palace of Persepolis serving as the site of world's first
super power, was unique in its architectural design. Now,
the Persepolis3D.com has created a virtual reconstruction of
those great palaces, which is based on the historical and
archaeological documents obtained from the International Iranologists
with the aid of the scholars of the field, to
give the viewers a better sense of the grandeur of that
Recreated, A magnificent documentary
film with beautiful footages from the most spectacular palace of ancient
Iran-Persepolis, accompanied by 3-dimentional reconstruction of its
remarkable palaces and halls.
The comprehensive guide to the Ancient Near East on the Internet.
of Iranian Languages (LIL); The Lexicon of Iranian
Languages (LIL) is a project of the Institute of Indology and Tamil
Studies (IITS), University of Cologne.
It contain A Concise Pahlavi Dictionary (CPD), Sogdian Dictionary (SD)
and A Word-List of Manichaean Middle Persian and Parthian (WL).
Cultural News Agencies
(Cultural Heritage News Agency) - in Persian
(Iranian Student News Agency) - in Persian
News Agency - Persian and English
The society for children suffering from cancer.
foundation for the children of Iran.
Foundation, a cahrity is to strengthen the
social, emotional, and economic competencies of disadvantaged young women
(aged from 15 to 25) in Iran, providing them with a sense of self-worth and
with the opportunities to experience a full range of life options through
care, counselling, self-empowerment, education, training and job placement.
Khalatbari, A charitable foundation for children's
education & welfare.
& the Lost Mountain of Light,
A novel by Howard Lee. This thrilling adventure is woven-through with
historical detail that recreates the lives, cities, and palaces of
is the Light on the Path to Future"
British Institute of Persian Studies