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Project 300 is an artistic collaboration aimed at showing the forgotten face of ancient Persia and modern day Iran. Click here to find out more.

Apr 25

Exhibition: The Forgotten Empire at the British museum

9 comments posted by legofish at 01:46 PM

vessel.jpgLast year, there was a fascinating exhibit going on at the British Museum called the Forgotten Empire which featured rare artifacts from ancient Persia. While the exhibit is no longer on, the online version of it is still available at the British Museum website. While it is a tad tedious to navigate, if you can find your way through you can find a lot of interesting photos of incredible artifacts and objects, as well as some fascinating information about that era. It's definitely worth taking a look at.

Apr 21

More Historical Illustrations

10 comments posted by legofish at 10:40 PM

The books I had ordered arrived last week. I still haven't finished reading them, but they have some nice illustrations which I thought I'd share with you. The first bunch is from the Persian Army, illustrated by Simon Chew.

The next batch is from Rome's Enemies (3): Parthians and Sassanid Persians, illustrated by Angus Mcbride. I like these illustrations way better. Perhaps it's because of Mcbride's background in fantasy illos, or maybe it's just because the Sassanids had cooler gear.

There is still one more book which I really want to get, and that is Sassanian Elite Cavalry Ad 224-642. I've seen some of its illustrations and they look really good.

Apr 02

Historical Illustrations

12 comments posted by legofish at 11:18 AM

A kind reader (Farhad) has sent us some images from the book the Greek and Persian Wars 500-323 BC containing illustrations of Ancient Greek and Persian soldiers. The accuracy of these have been contested in some reviews, but they're still nice to look at.

I was looking at some similar historical illustraion books last week and I found a few: Rome's Enemies (3): Parthians and Sassanid Persians (Illustrations by Peter Wilcox), Sassanian Elite Cavalry Ad 224-642 (illustrations by Angus Mcbride), and The Persian Army 560-330 Bc (illustrations by Simon Chew). I have ordered these and will let you know how good they are when I receive them.