Kaveh Farrokh will be providing a lecture at the University of British Columbia (UBC) entitled:

Influence of Sassanian Architecture upon European and Wider Civilization

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The lecture will be held at  the auditorium of the Asian Centre at UBC at 6:00 pm on Monday March 12, 2011.

[CLICK TO ENLARGE] PHOTO INSERT & COMMENTARY BY Kaveh Farrokh: Sassanian metalwork at right depicting  Khosrow I Anoushiravan and four Sassanian knights (possibly the Sassanian empire’s primary generals). Note the stance of one of the knights from the plate highlighted for reference. Note the figure highlighted  on the Surp Neshan Basilica – the parallels of this form (despite the wear of weather over the centuries) with the Sassanian are virtually exact. READ MORE…

The lecture will be followed up with a Question/Answer  session as well.

The Sarvestan palace: [1]  floor plan of Sarvestan by Nik Spatari [2] reconstruction of Sarvestan by Oscar Reuther, “Sasanian Architecture,” in Survey of Persian Art, Figure 152). [3] the Basilica di S. Marco in Veneziana built in the time period of 1100-1300 AD [4] and floor plan of the Basilica di S. Marco (Pictures used in Kaveh Farrokh’’s lectures at the University of British Columbia’s Continuing Studies Division and Stanford University’s WAIS 2006 Critical World Problems Conference Presentations on July 30-31, 2006. For more on this topic see: …Italian AGON Journal article: Ties of Greco-Roman civilization with ancient Iran