Kaveh Farrokh is teaching a new course at the University of British Columbia’s Continuing Education Division entitled:
Persia and World Civilization: A Silent Legacy
Trace the extent of Persian influence in China, India, Islam and Europe with specific examples such as the city palace of Persepolis and her legacy in Merovingian and Gothic arts; the dress of the Iranian nobility at the time of Darius the Great, and its later appearance among the Germanic Ostrogoths and Polish Szlachta; and Persian miniatures and their influence on Indian and Turkish arts.
UP502F09A 5 Wed, Oct 7-Nov 4, 7-8:30pm; UBC Robson Square. $80, seniors $70, CLS students $120
A Sassanian observatory recently discovered in Gur-City, Fars province, founded by Ardeshir Babakan (r. 226-241 AD). The city was a major scientific center until the 10th century AD. The abode structure remains in excellent condition and is a masterpiece of Iranian science and engineering.
If you require information on registration and sign-up, please feel free to contact the University of British Columbia’s Continuing Studies Division at: (604) 822-1444.