What if I were to tell you that one of the most famous Armenian churches of late antiquity is not in Armenia, but Iran.
It’s not always easy being the son of a man who some consider to be the father of your nation, a messiah and basically the most powerful man on Earth.
In case you wanted to know more about the Iranian and Zoroastrian festival of Jashn-e-Mehregan.
The ancient city of Troy, immortalized in Homer’s epic the Iliad.
If we’re going to start with the beginnings of recorded human history, we ought to start with the civilizations of ancient Mesopotamia, the “land between the two rivers.”
Few places on Earth seem to be so close to the Heavens as the Sumela Monastery. Like, literally.
Being the world’s largest continent in terms of landmass and population, the lands making up Asia are as fascinating as they are diverse.
This is one of the few documentaries on the Hittites that I’ve seen. It’s a pretty good primer for those who know little about these once powerful people from the Anatolian highlands.
I’m pretty sure that I’ve never met a Shirazi I’ve disliked. They and the city of Shiraz are two of the best things about Iran.
Really, it’s not that hard. Why can’t Donald Trump, Paul Ryan and other Republicans stand up against racism like Ronald Reagan did?
Donald Trump and many of his supporters claim that taking down a statue of Robert E. Lee sets up the eventual knocking down and desecration of other monuments dedicated to American heroes such as Thomas Jefferson and George Washington.
Before they established their great empire, the Persians and ancestors of Cyrus the Great inherited the lands of another great kingdom, that of Anshan.
Uzbekistan, one of the most historically underrated countries in the world.
It’s quite possible that without the daring tactics of British General James Wolfe, the capture of Quebec and full British control over Canada may have never occurred.
Sancho I had big shoes to fill. He also liked to, um, fill holes, perhaps giving him the nickname “the Populator”?