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22Sep 18

US returns $1.2 million work of art to Iran

After 80 years of being passed around by smugglers, a precious limestone relief is heading home to modern-day Iran, formerly part of the Persian Empire. The carved piece of stone shows a Persian Imperial guard holding a spear. It was once part of a balustrade in ancient Persepolis. Experts say…

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28Aug 17

Strange Siberian burial site may have link to Persian empire

Persia, known today as Iran, is about 3,700 miles (5,950 kilometers) from Siberia, an area of Russia. How ancient Persians ended up there is a mystery yet to be solved after researchers unearthed a medieval burial site in the Siberian permafrost. The head of the lone body, that of a…

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Interactive Map of Ancient Persia

Video: History of Iran in 5 Minutes (3200 BCE – 2013 CE)

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Tweets of Sights Around Iran

Interactive Panoramas of Persepolis

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