Entries by manuvera

Kanduan in Azarbaijan and the Legacy of Marc Antony

The beautiful village of Kanduan near Tabriz in Azerbaijan of Iran is of interest. This is the site of world’s sole modern hotel that has been literally carved inside a mountain. Note the 3 photographs below of the Kanduan Hotel near Tabriz:     Hotel Entrance Guest Suite Dining Room This hotel is again a testament to Iranian engineering […]

Restoration of Cyrus the Great Tomb Completed

The restoration of the Cyrus the Great tomb has been cited as completed by Iranian news agencies on November 28, 2008. Iranian news agencies have raised concerns  regarding the methods used in the restoration. According to the reports the historical authenticity of the tomb may have been compromised by the restoration methods. Final definitive conclusions however await […]

Kaveh Farrokh on YouTube

There is now a YouTube link for the WAALM event of October 31st, 2008 in which Kaveh Farrokh won the “Best History Book of 2008” Persian Golden Lioness Award: http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=TsC_exqlJ44 It cites the book, Shadows in the Desert: Ancient Persia at War as being  “…unbiased, and supported by proof and credentials…” This evaluation is based […]

Farrokh Book cited twice in Kayhan Newspaper

Kaveh Farrokh’s book, Shadows in the Desert: Ancient Persia at War has been cited twice in the Kayhan Newspaper of London in relation to its nomination as the Best History Book of 2008, as also reported in the BBC and the widely read Iranian.com website. The first citaiton occurred in the November 6-12 2008 issue […]

The site of Pasargardae

Pasargardae is the site of the first capital of the Achaemenid Empire (). Founded by Cyrus the Great (575-530 BC).  The term “Pasargardae” is generally believed to be the Greek phonological derivation of the Old Persian term Pathragada, which may have meant “Camp of the Persians” but this is no longer agreed upon by all […]