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This vast Wall-also known as the 'Red Snake'-is more than 1000 years older than the Great Wall of China, and longer than Hadrian's Wall and the Antonine Wall put together. (LINK)
This vast Wall-also known as the 'Red Snake'- its foundation is old as the Great Wall of China, and longer than Hadrian's Wall and the Antonine Wall put together (LINK).
The two-volume work on Sassanid coins will be published according to a Memorandum of Understanding which was concluded between the museums 10 years ago (LINK).
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The results of Sasanian Coin Project will be published in three volumes according to a Memorandum of Understanding which was signed between the museums 10 years ago.
Sasanian coins present the political, social and cultural conditions of the dynasty, and these volumes will be a valuable resource for the academic community and cultural enthusiasts. Each coin will be illustrated and described in the catalogue and the information will also go online. The following volumes are due to be published next summer.
Vesta Sarkhosh Curtis is responsible for the British Museum’s collection of pre-Islamic Iranian coins (from the third century BCE until the middle of the seventh century CE), which includes both Parthian and Sasanian dynastic coins. She also looks after coins of the Islamic era beginning with the Samanid and Buyid, Seljuk, Ilkhanid and Timurid, Safavid and Qajar dynasties of Iran.
Dr Curtis apart from the Sasanian Coin Project, she is also involved in a major Parthian Coin Project, which is a multi-institutional project with will catalogue coins of the third century BCE to the third century CE in Vienna, Tehran, Paris and Berlin.
The fourth Iranian dynasty, the Sasanians came to power in 224 CE, when Ardashir, a local king from Pars in southern Iran, seized the crown and became the new King of Kings of Iran. The Sasanians remained the most powerful empire in the ancient Near East until the advent of Islam and the Arab invasion of Iran in 651 CE.
Sasanian coins are an important primary source for the history, economics and religion of this dynasty. From the beginning, the image of the king with his elaborate crown appears on the front and a Zoroastrian fire altar is shown on the back. The crowns incorporate symbols, such as wings, which are associated with the Zoroastrian religion and idea of kingship. The coin inscriptions, which are in Middle Persian (Sasanid-Pahlavi), give the king’s name, his religious affiliation as a worshipper of Ahuramazda, the Zoroastrian Wise Lord.
From the sixth century onwards, important information on the mint and date within the king’s reign appears on the back. More than fifty mint centres are known through abbreviations in Middle Persian but not all can be identified with certainty. Sasanian were minted in gold, silver, bronze and occasionally lead. There were two women sovereigns in the Sasanian period. These were Boran (Purandokht) (r. 630-31) and Azarmidukht (r. 631). Both were daughters of emperor Khosrow II Parviz (r. 591-628). (LINK)
The wild goat rhyton, one of the many found in northern and northwestern Iran .... (LINK).
The rhyton in shape of ibex, possibly was discovered in northern and northwestern Iran ... (LINK)
It is a series of large rock reliefs in the heart of Zagross Mountains, belonging to the Sassanid era (226-651 AD).
It is a series of large rock reliefs in the heart of Zagros Mountains, belonging to the Sasanian dynastic era (224-651 CE).
....some Iranian and foreign archeologists who had previously worked and studied on Pasargadae and Persepolis historical sites such as Dr. Stronach and Dr. Houf, during which they discussed the condition of the prison and tomb of Cyrus the Great
some Iranian and international archaeologists who had previously worked and studied on Pasargadae and Persepolis historical sites such as Dr Stronach and Dr Huff, during which they discussed the condition of the prison and tomb of Cyrus the Great
Following the discovery of the remains of a huge palace which is believed to date back to the Achaemenid era (648-33 BC)...
Following the discovery of the remains of a huge palace which is believed to date back to the Achaemenid dynastic era (550-330 BCE).
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