Entries by Kaveh Farrokh

The Unexpected origins of High Heel Shoes

The article below by William Kremer first appeared in the BBC News Magazine article “Why did men stop wearing high heels?” on 25 January 2013. Excepting two pictures, all other pictures/images are different from those featured in the the original BBC News Magazine report. ========================================================================= For generations they have signified femininity and glamour – but […]

The Buddha’s Links to Achaemenid Persia

The article below by  Harvey Kraft “Ancient Persian Inscriptions Link a Babylonian King to the Man Who Became Buddha” first appeared in Ancient Origins on May 4, 2015. ================================= Dramatic evidence has revealed the presence of Siddhartha Gautama, the man who became Buddha, as far west as Persia. Family seals and records found at Persepolis, […]

The Palace of Xerxes (the Hadiš)

The article below by the late Shapour Shahbazi on the The Palace of Xerxes (the Hadiš) was first posted on the Encyclopedia Iranica as part of a larger article on the Persepolis city-palace. ======================================================================== Xerxes’ private residence (called hadiš in one of its inscriptions) was twice the size of the Tačara and stood on a […]

Farroukh Jorat: The Atashgah (Fire temple) of Baku

The article below “Zoroastrians of Apsheron: from Sassanians to present days” is written by Farroukh Jorat from the Republic of Azerbaijan (formerly known as Arran and the Khanates until May 1918). ===================================================================  Baku is the capital of the Azerbaijan Republic, which called by poets as “Land of flames”. This country was the part of Great […]

Display and Reconstruction of Remains of 7000 Year Old Woman in Iran

The Tehran Times on January 8, 2016 has reported of the remains of a 7-millennia-old woman that will remain on display at the National Museum of Iran in Tehran (see Tehran Times report for more details regarding the exhibition “Molavi Street Discoveries and Tehran 7,000-Year-Old Woman”). The 7000 year old remains on display at the National Museum of […]