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Map of the Persian Empire

Ancient Persian links:

Forgotten Empire - British Museum exhibition catalog and analysis

Persian Empire - Wikipedia

Persepolis 3D recreation DVD, online movies (stunning graphics)


Persepolis and Ancient Iran (University of Chicago)

Internet Ancient History Sourcebook - Persia (Fordham University)

Livius articles on ancient history

Women's lives in ancient Persia

CAIS - the Circle of Ancient Iranian Studies

British Institute of Persian Studies

Got Google Earth? (available at http://earth.google.com)

links to Google Earth Placemark Files for locations featured in the book:

Chogha Zanbil
Ecbatana The Caves of Ali Sadr (The Caves of Ecbatana)

Multicultural media:

BigBadBoo studios: creators of animated series including "Mixed Nutz" "1001 Nights" "Babak and friends" and "Astra's World"

A good read...

Rostam, Tales from the Shahnameh (Persian book of Kings) A kid-friendly comic series rendition this classic text


Rostam, Return of the King (Shahnameh, Persian Book of Kings) The sequel...

Rostam, Battle with the Deevs - # 3 in series

Gilgamesh: A New English Version - A very readable version of this oldest of stories. Note the first chapter is quite raunchy!


Shahnameh: The Persian Book of Kings Don't be put off by the weight of this book! This is crammed full of tales of battles and treachery, fantastic creatures and heroes like Rostam, Jamshid, and even Iskandar (Alexander the Great).


Larry Pooter and the Sorcerer Prince's Prison Chamber of Phoenix Fire of Death - A hilarious spoof on the Harry Potter books


Persian food:

Persian cook books  by Najmieh K. Batmanglij

Persian restaurant listings worldwide