Shah Ismael of Persia

Encyclopaedia Iranica

Discover resources for Iranian civilization in the Middle East, Caucasus, Central Asia, and the Indian Subcontinent for world history, literature, art, archaeology, and culture.

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Genghis Khan

Legacy of Genghis Khan

This exhibition examines the important artistic and cultural achievements that occurred in the Iranian world in the aftermath of the Mongol invasions.

Genghis Khan

Legacy of Genghis Khan

This exhibition examines the important artistic and cultural achievements that occurred in the Iranian world in the aftermath of the Mongol invasions.

The Greek Alphabet

Getting to Know the Greek Alphabet


Roll over the different symbols below to learn more about the Greek Alphabet, from which the modern western alphabet evolved.

 


 

The Phoenician Alphabet

Getting to Know the Phoenician Alphabet


Roll over the different symbols below to learn more about the Phoenician Alphabet, from which the modern western alphabet evolved.

 


Gudea of Lagash, ca. 2012 BCE

World History for Us All

World History for Us All is a powerful, innovative model curriculum for teaching world history in middle and high schools.

Zodiac image of balancing figure (medallion)

Al-Mizan

"Al-Mizan" is the Arabic word for balance. This exhibition at the Museum of the History of Science at Oxford University explores the connections between the sciences and arts in Muslim societies.

American flag at Ground Zero

Remembering 9/11: NEH Archive

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) marked the 10th anniversary of the tragedy of September 11th with a series of events and opportunities for remembrance and reflection across the country.

Shah Ismail I of Persia (1487-1524)

Encyclopædia Iranica

The Encyclopædia Iranica is dedicated to the study of Iranian civilization in the Middle East, the Caucasus, Central Asia and the Indian Subcontinent and  will eventually cover all aspects of Iranian history, political science, art, archaeology, and culture as well as all Iranian languages and literatures.