Sources for History and Epic in Ancient Iran

“Feridun Strikes Zahak With The Ox-Headed Mace,” watercolor on paper, Tabriz, Iran, circa 1525, from Firdawsi’s “Shahnameh” / Smithsonian Institution By Dr. M. Rahim Shayegan Professor, Amuzegar Chair in Iranian Director, Program of Iranian Studies University of California, Los Angeles Old Persian Epigraphy: The Bisotun Inscription Behistun (Bisotun) Inscription, describing conquests of Darius the Great[…]