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Robert H. Dyson, Jr.
an archeological site in western Azerbaijan.This Article Has Images/Tables.
buffoon, court jester, also sometimes known as masḵara.
G. A. Pugachenkova
a large site in southern Uzbekistan located not far from the bank of the Surkhandarya river near Denau, a small city approximately 60 km northeast of Termez; it has yielded valuable data on the civilization and arts of northern Bactria and Tokharistan.This Article Has Images/Tables.
archeological site in Afghanistan, 30°55’ N, 62°01’ E, located approximately 20 km east of the Helmand delta.
Mansour Shaki, Ḥasan Tājbaḵš, and Ṣādeq Sajjādī
animal husbandry. In general, livestock raising in the Persian-speaking world is dominated by small animals, with a large proportion of goats, which in certain provinces of Persia itself are even more numerous than sheep. Cattle and equines, especially donkeys, are far less important.This Article Has Images/Tables.
Andrew J. Newman
b. Mīr Šams-al-Dīn Moḥammad Ḥosaynī Astarābādī (d. 1041/1631), leading Twelver Shiʿite theologian, philosopher, jurist, and poet of 17th-century Persia.
The earliest evidence for the presence of Zoroastrians at Damascus is provided by Berossus (q.v.), who stated that this was one of the cities of the Achaemenid empire at which Artaxerxes II (q.v.; 404-358 b.c.e.) had a statue set up for “Anaitis”
name of a Persian queen, wife of Artaxerxes I and mother of his legal heir, Xerxes II (424/3 B.C.E.).