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survey of the Arabian peninsula including Persian Gulf regions.
Shiʿites, that is, Muslims adhering to the Twelver (eṯnāʿašari) or Imamite persuasion of Shiʿism, form the single largest denominational community of Lebanon. Their number is estimated at 1.5 million.
Christopher P. Thornton
Given the lack of architectural remains and the shallowness of the deposit, Schmidt argued that Shir-e Shian was a temporary campsite occupied for only one period. It is also plausible, given that burials were often placed below the floors of houses in prehistory, that the mounds of Shir-e Shian had simply been heavily eroded over time.This Article Has Images/Tables.
A. Shapur Shahbazi
The city of Shiraz has been the capital of the province of Fārs since the Islamic conquest, succeeding Eṣṭaḵr of the Sasanian period and Persepolis of the Achaemenid days.This Article Has Images/Tables.
(1938-1989), art critic, scholar, and artist, who played an instrumental role in the creation and management of several museums and cultural centers in the 1960s and 1970s.This Article Has Images/Tables.
Šawqi Rabbāni (1897-1957), eldest grandson and successor of ʿAbd-al-Bahāʾ as leader of the Bahai Faith (1921-57). Iranian Bahais usually refer to him as Ḥażrat-e Waliy-e Amrallāh, the title given to him by ʿAbd-al-Bahāʾ, usually translated as “the Guardian of the Cause of God, or simply “the Guardian.”
“black pen” (1) the genre of paintings or drawings done in pen and ink; (2) the painters of such drawings.This Article Has Images/Tables.
Marcel Bazin and Christian Bromberger
small town and sub-provincial district (šahrestān) in the southeastern part of Gilān province.
Enrico G. Raffaelli
a text of the Xorda Avesta comprising invocations to Zoroastrian divinities.