Entries by Kaveh Farrokh

Parthian site in Andika, Khuzestan discovered by Karamian Archaeological Team

Kavehfarrokh.com was informed on Friday November 27, 2015 of the discovery of a new Parthian site in Khuzestan in 2013 by the archaeological expedition of Dr. Gholamreza Karamian (Azad University, Tehran, Iran – Central Branch; University of Warsaw, Poland) and his graduate student Farzad Astaraki. Note that Dr. Karamian had also uncovered the Sassanian site of […]

University of Cambridge: The 11th Islamic Manuscript Conference (2016)

The following academic event news has been forwarded by Armin Yavari to Kavehfarrokh.com ======================================================================== CALL FOR PAPERS | THE ISLAMIC MANUSCRIPT ASSOCIATION SUFISM AND ISLAMIC MANUSCRIPT CULTURE – THE ELEVENTH ISLAMIC MANUSCRIPT CONFERENCE Hosted by the University of Cambridge, UK, 13–15 September 2016 ***CFP Deadline: 23 November 2015*** Sufis have written litanies, panegyrics, didactic works […]

Farrokh article in New Book by Brill Publications: “Studies on Iran and The Caucasus (In Honour of Garnik Asatrian)”

Brill Publications in Leiden, which is a major international academic venue for scholarly works, has just published a seminal book entitled: Studies on Iran and The Caucasus (In Honour of Garnik Asatrian), Leiden: Brill, 2015 The book has been edited by Uwe Bläsing, University of Leiden, Victoria Arakelova, Yerevan State University and Matthias Weinreich, along  with […]

Israel Post Issues Cyrus Declaration Stamp

The article below entitled “Israel features Cyrus Declaration, several nations honor Magna Carta” appeared in the Linn’s Stamp News and Insights website on May 15, 2015. Kindly note that the pictures and accompanying captions seen below did not appear in the original Linn’s Stamp News and Insights article. ======================================== Recent stamps commemorate two historic charters: the […]

Mehrdad Fakour: Achaemenid Gardens

The article below by Mehrdad Fakour on the Achaemenid Gardens was originally posted in the CAIS website in London hosted by Shapour Suren-Pahlav. A number of pictures posted below are not featured in the original CAIS posting ========================== Since the first millenium B.C.E., the garden has been an integral part of Persian architecture, be it […]