Tuesday, October 04, 2005


Sasanika Research Project: Progress Report

Many thanks to Dr. Touraj Daryaee for sending the following message and fresh news. J. D.

Bust of Khosraw II (/Khosraw-Parviz), Sasanid king, found 5 years ago near Baghestn (Bahestan/Bisotoun) in western Iran, Picture by: Dr. T. Daryaee

Sasanika News

Sasanika: Late Antique Near East Project is pleased to announce that Maclaren USA & Morteza Rastegar Family Endowment have pledged an annual subvention in the name of “Striving for Harmony and Peace through Education and Creating Awareness.” We would like to thank them for their generosity and helping to further historical awareness.

Progress Report

Recently the following sources have been entered and placed on http://www.sasanika.com/ website: The Paikuli Inscription of King Narseh (293-302 CE), one of the longest Sasanian inscriptions; The Chronicle of Arbela has been translated from German into English; All sections of Agathias dealing with Persia have been entered with a long introductory remark; Eutropius’s Breviarium which deals with the Persians; and Procopius’ Book I & II have been entered. Under Armenian and Syriac sources the Chronicle of Eddessa and several martyrologies of Christian Persian women have been entered. Under Georgian sources The Passion of St. Eustace of Mtskheta of the sixth century CE is entered and for Copitc sources, passages from Kephalaia dealing with early Sasanian history, that of Ardashir I and Shapur I are entered.

Sasanika is a non-profit program at California State University, Fullerton Foundation, and contributions are tax-deductible. If you would like to help the furthering of the project please contact:

Touraj Daryaee
Associate Professor of Ancient History
California State University, Fullerton

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