Entries by Kaveh Farrokh

UNESCO: Sassanian Archaeological Landscape of the Fars Region

In a report provided by UNESCO on Jul, 2, 2018, eight Sassanian archaeological sites have been officially identified as heritage sites. These are located in three geographical regions in Iran’s Fars Province: Firuzabad, Bishapur and Sarvestan. Aerial view of Ardashir’s Firuzabad palace. Note circular pattern for defense and town planning (Picture source: Historical Iran Blog). These […]

Book Review by Military History Journal of Kaveh Farrokh’s 2017 Textbook on Sassanian Army

The below 2017 book by Kaveh Farrokh has been reviewed by Richard A. Gabriel of the Military History journal on April 29, 2018. This is available on-line at HistoryNet and Academia.edu: The Armies of Ancient Persia: The Sassanians, by Kaveh Farrokh, Pen and Sword Books, Barnsley, U.K., 2017. ====================================================================================== Following Alexander’s conquest of the Achaemenid […]

King Arthur [Part I]: Some Literary, Archaeological and Historical evidence

The article below “King Arthur: Some Literary, Archaeological and Historical evidence” is written by Periklis Deligiannis and originally posted in the Delving into History website. The posting below is Deligiannis’ first part of the article to be followed later this year with his analysis of the North Iranian Sarmatian links to the king Arthur legend. […]

The Persian Prince Pirooz (Pirouz)

The article “The Persian prince Pirooz“ by Yang Guifei was originally printed in the Tang Dynasty Times. =================================================================== Sometime around the year 670, a shining prince– the son of the last Sassanid King– arrived in the Tang capital. He was there to beg for protection from the Arab invaders who now occupied his country. Exhausted and covered […]

Arctic Mummy from Civilization with Links to Persia

The article below by Richard Grey entitled “Riddle of the medieval ‘mummy’ discovered in Siberia: Child from unknown Arctic civilization found wrapped in birch bark” originally appeared in the Daily Mail on July 6, 2015. The article is of interest as it pertains to the remains of a child or teenager from the 12th or 13th […]