Category Archives: Before Islam

Sassanid Dish ظرف ساسانئ

This is another Sassanid metal dish displaying a royal hunting scene.

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Jiroft Civilization

The Jiroft Civilization (Persian تمدن جيرفت) is a proposed Early Bronze Age civilization of Sistan, Iran (fl. ca. 26th century BC). It was proposed by Yousef Madjidzadeh in 2003 based on archaeological artefacts confiscated by Iranian authorities. White Muscarella (2005) … Continue reading

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Sassanid Mummy

This is a natural mummy of a Persian man. He is one of the Salt Men. They are called so because they were found in a salt mine. He belongs to Sassanid Era. The Salt Man was discovered in the … Continue reading

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Sassanid Dish ظرف ساسانئ

Imperial Sassanid Dish kept in Hermitage Museum. They were the last native Persian dynasty ruling Iran before Islam from 3rd to 7th centuries. This dish displays a royal hunting scene. The king riding a camel is perhaps Shah BahramV. ظرف … Continue reading

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