Monday, 12 August 2013

Kaveh Farrokh: History Channel's "Engineering an Empire"

The History Channel program which first aired in December 2006, provides a historical overview and the engineering feats of the Achaemenid Empire of ancient Iran.  The program features Dr.s David Stronach (Professor of Near Eastern Studies Near Eastern Archaeology, University of California, Berkeley), Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones (School of History, Classics and Archaeology, University of Edinburgh). Patrick Hunt (Stanford University), Abbas Alizadeh (Senior Research Associate, Iranian Prehistoric Project at the Oriental Institute of The University of Chicago), and Kaveh Farrokh (Click University of British Columbia, Awards & recognition for scholarship and WAALM Academy nomination for Nobel Peace Prize in 2009).

The program is hosted by Peter Weller.

The History Channel program (see English version further below) on the Achaemenid Empire of ancient Iran has been translated to Persian (see directly below):

آغاز یک امپراطوری – هخامنشیان

Part 1: Medes, Persians, Cyrus the Great

Part 2: Cyrus the Great, Pasargadae, Persian gardens, Darius the Great

Part 3: Darius the Great and Marathon, digging canal between the Red Sea and  Mediterranean Sea, building bridge over Bosphorus

Part 4: Xerxes and war at Thermopylae

Part 5: Artaxerxes, building Mausoleum, Darius III, Alexander invasion