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Facts & Pix: Lors & Lorestan Great thread about Lorestan province, the Lors Tribe and Bahkiari tribe *****
Archeologists to Explore Buried City of Persepolis (Parseh) Excellent thread re city of Persepolis. Great photos . No source of reference mentioned. Should be posted in archeology *****
Empress Buran (Purandokht) Excellent thread about women in the shade of Islam with a good link *****
Sharia (The King’s Law) Excellent post on King’s law and  link with photos of Tehran. Source listed   *****
MAPS OF PERISA Excellent links (7) to maps of the Achaemenid Empire; Parthian Empire; and Sassanid Empire *****
Scythians (Tigraxauda, Paradraiya, Haumavarga, Parasugdam, ...) Excellent and informative  discussion about Scythians. Good links, photos and sources listed. *****
Abyaneh, an entrance to the Parthian history! Excellent article, photos and links re cities of Abyaneh, Kandovan and Masuleh *****
Puran Dokht, the Queen Who Preached Egalitarianism Good article on a woman in history, Puran Dokht who became queen  of Sassanid empire with link ****
The Baloch Peoplec Everything there is not know about the Baloch People. Good references and photos. ****
Alans in China Good article on the Alans ****
New Ship of an Old Fleet Made in Shiraz Good article about battleship during Achaemenid dynasty ****
Bolaghi Gorge Was a Rich Achaemenid Neighborhood Good article with link and photo re archeological discovering indicating rich Achaemenid neighborhood ****
Where Have All The Parsis Gone? Article on where have all the parsis gone ****
Ancient Persia Exhibition - An Iranian Perspective Article on British museum exhibit of Ancient Persia ****
The Skythian War Contains a link with a long article on everything to know about the  Persian Wars ****
Ossetians Excellent article re Ossetians with source listed and link. ****
Just how could Persia lose to Greece?  Civil discussion about Alexander the Great and Cyrus the Great. Informative, good links  ****
The Bakhtiari Tribe Discussion on Bakhatiari Tribe. Good photos and good references. Lots of research material. ***
History of Iranian Dance Lots of info here about Persian dance - good photos and references. ***
Surviving Pahlavi Dialect: Awramani Discussion on the survival of the dialect, Awramani ***
takabara or takabaran?  Discussion on which is the correct one, takabara or takabaran ***
Scythian elements in Old Iranian by Alexander Lubotsky Link containing a journal which traces words in old Persian to their scything root. ***
Mullahs follow the path of Alexander. This thread is part of the Bolaghi Gorge above mentioned. More info supplied ***
2500-year-old Agriculture Survives in Uramanat Good article about Uramanat ***
Sangesari people Discussion about the sangerari people ***
Bigger than Elvis Article on the tomb of Khajeh Shams ed-Din Mohammed ***
US forces should take a lesson from the Persian kings Discussing an article on why US forces should take lesson from Persian kings ***
marriage costoms Discussing marriage customs of iran ***
Congratulations to our Afghan brothers Discussing the Afghan elections ***
The greatest Iran’s Mysteries: Phartia’s Battery  Discussing the Phartia’s Battery ***
Persepolis Recreated "Shokohe Takht-e-Jamshid" Discussion on Persepolis film. Good photos ***
Identity of Croatians in Ancient Iran Great article on the identity of Croatians in ancient iran, but no reference given. ***
Evil Empire?!  Discussion about the british museum’s exhibit of history of Persian empire ***
Women’s Lives in Ancient Persia Article on lives and roles of women in ancient Persia ***
What do you think of Rustam Farokhzad? Good article re commander of the Persian forces, but no source of reference listed. ***
Iranian Woman’s roles in the military Great story about Admiral Artemisia, first woman naval officer, but no source of reference listed. ***
Academy of Gundishapur Discussing Academy of Gundishapur in Khuzestan, Iran. Source: wikipedia ***
the seven Parthian clans Discussing the 7 Parthian clans.  Good thread. Informative  No source mentioned. ***
Oliver Stone’s Alexander, Shame on Persians of Iran! Discussing Stone’s movie. Link on Mumbai. Informative ***
Stony Keeper of Orleans, the one who finally defeated Attila Good short story on the Battle of Chalons. No source listed ***
Sacking of Jerusalem Link re sacking of Jerusalem.  ***
The National Archives of Iran? Link to Nat’l Archives of Iran..  But it is not in English ***
Why didn’t Persia send for help?  Discussion about why Persia asked China for help  against the Tazi  ***
Sassan, Papak and Ardeshir Short piece on Papak and Ardeshir. No sources listed ***
The only city remaining from the Achaemenid Period Informative piece on the city of Dahaneh Gholaman. No sources listed ***
How important is it to learn to write Farsi? Discussion on how important it is to learn and keep the Farsi language around for generations **
Ever wondered how Farsi sounds like to non-farsi speakers? Discussion on how Farsi sounds  to others **
Origins of Khorasan Discussion on when Khorasan was first used **
people in kashan Discussing the ethnic group who live in Kashan **
people from babol Discussion on Mazandaranis people **
Books Discussion on books about Persian history **
Petition to the UN to save Pasargad from destruction A petition to save Pasargad from destruction **
Writing Iranian History For 3000 Years A poem summarizing the history of Iran **
pahlavi Eran Discussion on how Sasanians wrote Iran (Eran), in Pahlavi script **
What would this be in Farsi? Discussing the translation in farsi of empire **
Dr. Derakhshani: Aryans were not Immigrants  Contains excerpts of an interview with Dr. Derakhshani **
Cyrus the Great vs Alexander Discussion about who was greater - Cyrus or Alexander. Some good points but no source of reference. **
Sassanids Used Commercial Labels: Archeologists Short story about latest excavation near Suleiman historical site. Source link does not connect. **
Data on Persian empire needed A link with info re Alexander’s conquests and a Persian map. Not much else here **
hello There is nothing here. Just one post  *
Old Persian and Avestan Nothing here. Two posts only.  *
Need help for Wikipedia Discussion on editing on Wikipedia *
Three dumb questions There is nothing here *
Iran and the chance of adopting a latin alphabet Not much here to discuss. *
Cyrus the Movie There is nothing here. The link posted did not work for me *
Ancient Persian Armies There is nothing here. The only link posted did not connect  *
Alexander the great?The great what? There is nothing going on here. Nonsense *
Treasures of Persepolis There is nothing here. No response *
Did Attila ever fought Sassanid persia? Not much is being discussed here. Just  1 response with no source of info. *
my grandfather Starter posted a photo of his grandfather to see if all thought he looked Iranian. Nothing else here *
The most important Persian cities Poll Poll
which persia’s period will be ur choice to spend ur life time? Poll Poll
Thus spoke zarathustra.... Poll Poll
Greatest Emperor Poll POLL
Which rulers were better:Sassanians or Achaemenians Poll POLL
Was Shapur I overrated? Poll POLL