Even among scholars, ancient Persia
and today's Iran have often been on the receiving end of these on occasion accidental but now and again purposeful efforts at distortion.
Holidaymakers attracted by the land that was once ancient Persia
are still advised against all travel to its borders with Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan.
Ghanoon's front page depicted Zarif dressed as a historical archer, pulling back an arrow on his bow with a map of ancient Persia
The project was conducted over the past three months with the aim of studying cultural exchanges between Mesopotamia and the southeastern areas of ancient Persia
during the Bronze Age.
In the Ancient Iran gallery, the children were in awe of the Cyrus Cylinder; an unique ancient record from the first great king of Ancient Persia
You'll go to ancient Persia
where the royals perfumed their skin, courts and pilafs with it.
Often called the "Persian walnut," since it's believed they came from ancient Persia
, it soon gained the moniker "English walnut" due to English merchant mariners trading it around the world.
Yazidis belong to an ethno-religious group which predates Islam and has roots in Zoroastrianism, a monotheistic religion that developed in ancient Persia
around 1,500 BC.
The collection was inspired by nomadic styles from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (in Pakistan), the Thar and Sahara deserts, ancient Persia
and Syria, and featured intricate embroidery with eyelet patterns and models in turbans.
Firdowsi's epic 'Shah-nama' (Book of Kings) is a poetic, literal history of ancient Persia
up to the Arab conquest.
From the conquest of Ionian Greece and the first exposure of Europeans to Zoroastrianism and concomitant schools of philosophy, and its major impact on the growth of Greco-Roman approaches to philosophy and science, to the influence they had, in turn, on the Parthian and Sassanian rulers of Persia and their promotion of cross-cultural dissemination of knowledge and their sponsorship of many translations of texts that were later lost in Europe, the ancient Persia
emerges as one of the great cultural centers of the ancient, late antique and medieval world.
Wine in ancient Persia
has a rich historyaccording to a 2006 New York Times article, "Wine's discovery in old Persia predates French wine.
Under Reza Shah Pahlavi, nationalists claimed ancient Persia
as the foundation for Iranian secular nationalism, adopting Zoroastrian motifs for public architecture and positing ancient Zoroastrian history as the legacy of all Iranians.
The Afghan collection gives an unprecedented look into the lives of Jews in ancient Persia
in the 11th century.
The exact origin of griffin mythology is unknown, but visual representations of them appear in the Bronze Age throne room of the Palace of Knossos in ancient Crete and in ancient Persia