Tag Archive | Iran

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

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. […]

Among the Zoroastrians: An American in Iran

One of our members, Arnavaz Malhotra pointed me to this fascinating feature article that appeared in the Washington Post titled “Among the Zoroastrians” with interviews by Jackie Lyden and photographs by Nancy Andrews. The article vividly brings out the culture and lives of the few Zoroastrians still living in the desert plateau of Yazd, around 350 […]