Tag Archive | Ancient Persia

Naqsh-i Rustam – Incredible Reliefs of Persian Empires

Naqsh-i Rustam – Incredible Reliefs of Persian Empires

One of the oddest sights at Naqsh-i Rustam is the Ka’ba-ye Zartosht. Looking to all intents and purposes as if a certain Star Trek: The Next Generation species had influenced copper age culture, the Cube of Zoroaster is a 5th century BCE tower-like edifice

Parsi Stories: Zeher-e-Khoosh

Here is the second story, in a series brought to you via the Parzor Foundation website. This story talks about the discovery of something many of us are now very familiar with, during the reign of King Jamshed… but first, a word of caution: do not try this at home “The young girl walked purposefully towards […]

Zoroastrianism: History, Beliefs, and Practices

Zoroastrianism: History, Beliefs, and Practices

It is possible, that every Zoroastrian – Parsi, or other – who is online, has searched for information about Zoroastrianism. What we usually get are articles put together with scraps from other sites, and alternately either clearly orthodox or clearly liberal representations of the religion. It is rare to find a well written, non-judgmental description […]

Persia: Ancient Soul of Iran

  Arzan Sam Wadia of ParsiKhabar pointed us to this article which appeared in the latest issue of National Geographic magazine. It is a brilliant illustration of the glorious history of Persia, that is now Iran. It touches about the life and times of the people, including culture, politics, economics, and of course – religion.     Read Arzan […]

Persepolis Recreated

Here’s an amazing film about the ancient city of Perspolis (now in Iran). The film showcases a civilization that thrived 2500 years ago, and presents the grandeur of the Persian history during the reins of Cyrus, Darius and Xerxes between 550 and 300 BC. That period was the height of the Persian empire and the Zoroastrian religion. […]