This article focuses on the major monuments in and around the Old City of Kabul and the most significant Dorrāni dynastic monuments and mausolea.
the study of organisms, both flora and fauna, in relation to their environments. Five primary ecological regions may be distinguished in Persia, each with a characteristic combination of features: the Caspian lowlands, the Alborz system and mountain ranges in Khorasan, the Persian plateau, the Zagros system with the Makrān mountain ranges, and the lowlands along the Persian Gulf.
Fascicle 2 of Volume XVI
The most recent fascicle in the print edition of Encyclopædia Iranica appeared during the second quarter of 2013. This fascicle continues the development of letter “K” topics. It begins with the ancient KASSITES and ends with the beginning of titles with initial Ke-. Especially notable in this fascicle is the comprehensive survey of the Kayanid dynasty in the traditional history of Iran, as recorded in our sources both pre-Islamic and Islamic. This entry by Prof. P. O. Skjærvø, under the title KAYĀNIĀN, is now available at this website, along with all other entries in the fascicle.
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Nancy Hatch Dupree receives Sir Percy Sykes Memorial Medal from Royal Society of Asian Affairs
On January 30, 2014, Nancy Hatch Dupree was the honored recipient of the Sir Percy Sykes Memorial Medal in recognition of her contribution to education and research in Afghanistan and for the establishment of the Afghanistan Centre at Kabul University (ACKU). The medal was bestowed upon her by the British ambassador to Afghanistan, Sir Richard Stagg. See further at the ACKU website.
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