Entries by Kaveh Farrokh

The “Wings of Ahura Mazda” perpetuated in the design of the Armenian Khatchkar and other East Christian Crosses

The article below on the “Wings of Ahura Mazda” perpetuated in the design of the Armenian Khatchkar and other East Christian Crosses was written by Masis Panos and originally posted on March 8, 2015 in Understanding of Our Past. ===================================================================== Introduction Back in 2010 I had the opportunity to visit the Republic of Armenia. One […]

Fezana Journal article on Kurdish ties to ancient Iranian Mythology & Zoroastrianism

The Fezana Journal has published an article by Kaveh Farrokh on the links between the Kurds and ancient Iranian mythology, notably Zoroastrianism: Farrokh, K. (2016). Exploring Kurdish ties to ancient Iranian mythology and Zoroastrianism. Fezana Journal (Publication of the Federation of Zoroastrian Associations of North America), Vol. 30, No.1, Fall/September, pp. 16-20. One topic discussed […]

Wolfgang Felix: The Dailamites during the pre-Islamic Era

The article by Wolfgang Felix “The Dailamites during the pre-Islamic Era” was originally posted in the Encyclopedia Iranica on December 15, 1995 and updated on November 22, 2011. Kindly note that the pictures/illustrations inserted below do not appear in the original Encyclopedia Iranica article. =============================================================== In antiquity the Deylamites [or Dailamites] (Gk. Dolomîtai and variants) […]

University of Chicago: Battle of Carrhae

The article below on the Battle of Carrhae was posted by the University of Chicago. Kindly note that none of the other pictures/illustrations posted below appear in the original University of Chicago posting. The article is of special interest as it provides citations by ancient classical authors such as Plutarch and Dio Cassius. =============================================================== The […]

Palaces of the Achaemenid Empire found in Arran (modern Republic of Azerbaijan)

The article below on the palaces of the Achaemenid Empire discovered in Arran (modern Republic of Azerbaijan since 1918) was posted in the Awti website. ================================================================ The discovery of the great palace of the Achaemenid Empire – the largest outside of Iran, was announced by the Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan with reference to the […]