Persian Splendor & Beauty

Should you find yourself in Washington D.C., in the United States, be sure not to miss “Feast Your Eyes: A Taste for Luxury in Ancient Iran,” at the Smithsonian’s Freer-Sackler Museum of Asian Art. Exhibiting the wealth and splendor of ancient Persian metalworking from the Achaemenid period (550-330 BCE) to the Islamic conquests of the Iranian plateau (633-644 CE), this show features rare and exquisite items belonging to the fabled Shahs of old Iran. Highlighted pieces include gilded plates and masterful bronze work. Please click here to read and learn more about this exhibition.

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James Blake Wiener is the Communications Director at Ancient History Encyclopedia. Trained as a historian and researcher, and previously a professor, James is chiefly interested in cross-cultural exchange, world history, and international relations. Aside from his work at AHE, James is an avid Arabist, devotee of romance languages (French, Portuguese, and Spanish), reggaetoñero, and fan of ice hockey.