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In the late 19th and early 20th century, the site was excavated unscientifically by Western archeologists and local dealers, mostly to search for precious objects; a large proportion of the finds found their way to the black market. At present several museums conserve some specimens from Ray belonging to this antiquarian surge.This Article Has Images/Tables.
(1909-1999), prominent poet.
Cervus elaphus, in Persian: Marāl and also Gavazn and Gāv-e kuhi. i. Natural history. ii. In Persian art. The red deer ranges from Europe to Northeast Asia, its appearance changing gradually, until, from Central Asia eastward, it becomes quite similar to the North American wapiti.This Article Has Images/Tables.
Swiss scholar of comparative grammar of the Indo-European languages and Iranian dialectology.
Among Reichelt’s publications are a number of studies on the Indo-European languages in general, especially on Greek and Latin, but the focus of his attention were the Old and Middle Iranian languages, more particularly, Avestan and Sogdian studies. All his work is characterized by his philological acumen.This Article Has Images/Tables.
a treatise of some 130 pages by Abd-al-Baha, internally dated in 1292/1875, which calls on the Iranian people to ‘awake’ and take the steps necessary to modernize the country.
small town and sub-provencial unit (šahrestān) in the western part of Gilān Province.
devices of embellishment, tropes, and figures considered as an intrinsic part of literary expression in medieval Persia.
translated as “drinking horn,” its upper end can be filled with liquid and the lower end has a spout for pouring liquid out.This Article Has Images/Tables.
prominent scholar of Persian classical literature, statesman, and professor of Persian language and literature.