Expeditions to Ancient Persia

Salam & welcome to the old mysterious & magnificent Persia!

In this workshop, we will travel back in time, when the Achaemenids and the Sasanians ruled over Persia, and will learn about their majestic architecture as we take a walk through each building! You heard it right! We will be using Google Earth to take us on an adventure into Old Persia, see the people and their surroundings and learn more about the rich architecture and culture of the time. We will be meeting once a week via Zoom, while using  Google Earth and additional educational videos. Join us for a memorable experience! We look forward to go on an expedition with you all!


Instructors: Behin Forghanifar and Bahar Beihaghi

Age range: 8 to 14 yrs
Duration: 60 minutes
Farsi Level: Intermediate
Schedule: Saturdays at 2:00 PM (EST) – 6 Sessions

Class Details:

Week 1 and 2 : Shiraz

  • Perspolis
  • Naghsh-e-Rostam
  • Pasargad

Week 3: Shushtar 

  • ChoghaZanbil Ziggurat
  • Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System (brief introduction)

Week 4: Fire Temples 

  • different cities such as Kashan, Hamedan & Yazd
  •  Introduction to Taq

Week 5: City: Kermanshah

  • Bisotun
  • Taq-e Bostan & Taq-e Kasra

Week 6: Sasanian Palaces 

  • Sarvestan Palace in Shiraz, Fars
  • Ardeshir Papakan Palace in Firouzabad, Fars
  • Khosrow Palace in Kermanshah
  • Bishapur Palace in Kazeroon, Fars
Meeting times – Eastern Time (US and Canada):
Saturday, September 18 – 2:00 to 3:00 PM (EST)
Saturday, September 25 – 2:00 to 3:00 PM (EST)
Saturday, October 2 – 2:00 to 3:00 PM (EST)
Saturday, October 9 – 2:00 to 3:00 PM (EST)
Saturday, October 16 – 2:00 to 3:00 PM (EST)
Saturday, October 23 – 2:00 to 3:00 PM (EST)


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