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Ancient Persia Events

In collaboration with Cambridge University Persian Society
And Oxford University Persian Society

Why Ancient Persia?

In the Western world, Persia was historically the common name used for Iran. "Persia" was the official name of Iran in the Western world prior to 1935 when the country and vast surrounding lands were known as Persia (derived from the ancient kingdom of Parsa and the Persian empire). However, Persian people within their country have long called it Iran (often spelled Eran). Generally, “Persia” today refers to Iran because the country formed over the center of the ancient Persian empire and the majority of its original citizens inhabited that land. Currently we are using Ancient Persia as an umbrella for our events.


Past Event

The decipherment of Linear Elamite writing | 2022

In collaboration with Cambridge University Persian Society

Uncovering secrets of the past by breaking the code of an ancient writing system. In Cambridge we were honoured to host Dr Francois Desset, who has deciphered Linear Elamite, the world’s oldest “pure” phonetic writing system.

Location: St John's College, University of Cambridge Date: 29/10/2022

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Future Event

History of Music | 2023

In collaboration with Cambridge University Persian Society
and Oxford University Persian Society

Location: Cambridge/Oxford