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24 news items

Daily Mail

Daily Mail
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:52:30 -0700

Breathtaking: Simone Eisath (amateur), from Italy, took this image of a fisherman on Inle Lake, Myanmar (left), while Mohamad Javad Jowkar (amateur), from Iran, labelled this 'Sassanid Palace' (right). The palace at Sarvestan is a Sassanid-era building ...

Muscat Daily

Muscat Daily
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 22:37:30 -0700

Frankincense and a significant quantity of South Arabian- Mesopotamian pottery belonging to the Parthian/Sassanid periods have also been unearthed at Pattanam. “The chronological assessment of Pattanam, Khor Rori and nearby Al Baleed port sites are ...

Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal
Fri, 22 Aug 2014 05:39:55 -0700

The comments below calling for a Counter-Attack against the growing threat could have been copied from Byzantine Christian or Sassanid Persian sources of the same period. So what is the real problem and why does it never seem to completely go away?
 
Financial Times
Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:15:05 -0700

Here the most westerly Buddhist stupa was built in a Sassanid Persian city, before the coming of Islam. Each new faith and empire enlarged and shifted Merv over 2,000 years, until the Mongols slaughtered the inhabitants. The Great Kyz Kala palace ...

Washington Times

Washington Times
Thu, 07 Aug 2014 17:09:06 -0700

The dhimmi system and the jizya requirements were not universally applied in historic Muslim states and, in fact, they were adopted from the Sassanid (Persian) Empire that predated Islam. These practices were common in medieval caliphates and the ...

Iranian

Iranian
Sun, 24 Aug 2014 09:07:30 -0700

The Tats are an ethnic Persian group who are decendant of the Sassanid families and nobles. Parts of Pakistan, most of northern Afghanistan, China and a huge percentage of Uzbekistan are populated by ethnic Tajik Persians. As you can tell by the map, ...

The Guardian (blog)

The Guardian (blog)
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:15:00 -0700

Half of Dezful's old quarters, which housed monuments from the Sassanid, Saljuq and Qajar periods, were leveled to the ground. At the start of the war, the artist recalls, Iraq would target the city at 10am, 3pm and 5pm daily. During those years, the ...

Asharq Alawsat English

Asharq Alawsat English
Thu, 14 Aug 2014 16:15:00 -0700

The term “Yazidi” appeared in ancient civilizations such as the Sassanid civilization, when the Yazdani religion, as it was known at the time, was one of the empire's official religions, alongside other old Kurdish religions, such as the Yarsanid ...
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