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  • WEBLOGS

    Alireza Doostdar

    The vast majority of Iranian bloggers write in Persian, although other languages – chief among them English – are also used.

  • WEIGHTS AND MEASURES i. PRE-ISLAMIC PERIOD

    A. D. H. Bivar

    Evidence for establishing ancient standards is provided by the examination of actual weights surviving from antiquity, and again from the inspection of certain specimens of ingot currency. Of the six surviving, well-preserved Achaemenid weights recorded in the literature and provided with inscriptions, three seem manifestly related to the shekel of Darius, though again marginally low.

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  • WELLHAUSEN, JULIUS

    Ludmila Hanisch

    scholar of Biblical studies, who primarily gained renown as an Old Testament scholar and Semitist.

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  • WERTIME, Theodore

    Roya Arab

    (b. Chambersburg, Pa., 31 August 1919; d. Chambersburg, 8 April 1982), diplomat and scholar, expert on the history of technology in the ancient Middle East.

  • WESTERGAARD, NIELS LUDVIG

    Rüdiger Schmitt

    (1815-1878), Danish orientalist scholar with special interest in Indology.

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  • WHEAT

    Cross-Reference

    See GANDOM.

  • WHEAT

    Cross-Reference

    See  GANDOM.

  • WHITE SHEEP DYNASTY

    Cross-Reference

    A confederation of Turkman tribes who ruled in eastern Anatolia and western Iran until the Safavid conquest in 1501. See AQ QOYUNLU.

  • WIKANDER, Oscar Stig

    Bo Utas; Jacques Duchesne-Guillemin

    Wikander soon became known as a brilliant young scholar with wide interests and a deep knowledge of many fields. In 1935 and 1936, he and Geo Widengren (1907-1996) were among the members of the Avesta seminars, held by his older compatriot, the professor of Semitic languages at Uppsala University, H. S. Nyberg (1889-1974).

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  • WILD RUE

    Cross-Reference

    See ESFAND.