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i. PRE-ISLAMIC PERIOD The oldest find of pearls in Persia comes from Tepe Giyan in Luristan, from levels dated to the mid-second millennium BCE.
Daniel T. Potts
ii. ISLAMIC PERIOD In the Islamic era pearls have been widely used—strung to make necklaces or sewn onto textiles, used to decorate hats, crowns, daggers, and scabbards.
(1900-1974) poet, lyricist, writer and translator, who composed highly acclaimed ḡazals, and also played an instrumental role in editing and annotating Neẓāmi Ganjavi’s Panj Ganj or Ḵamseh.This Article Has Images/Tables.
(1878-1945), French orientalist who particularly contributed to the study of the languages and history of the diverse religions and cultures of Central Asia.
(ca. 495-429 BCE), Athenian politician and commander in the period after the major victories over the forces of Xerxes I.
(1928-2012), scholar of Iranian studies, specializing in Sasanian jurisprudence, history, and society.This Article Has Images/Tables.
A. Shapur Shahbazi
Ruined monuments of the acropolis of the city of Pārsa, the dynastic center of the Achaemenid Persian kings, located in the plain of Marvdašt, some 57 km northwest of Shiraz.This Article Has Images/Tables.
administrative records in Elamite inscribed on clay tablets. Parts of two archives of such tablets were discovered in Persepolis in 1933-34 and 1936-38.
Tahsin Yazıcı (prep. Osman G. Özgüdenlı)
Several Saljuqs of Rum (Anatolia) chose Iranian names such as Kaykāvus and Kayḵosrov and even made Persian the official language of state and court.