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Young Iranians celebrating the new year by the tomb of Cyrus The Great Clues & Views: The achievements of Cyrus the Great throughout antiquity is well reflected in the way he is remembered today. His own nation, the Iranians, regarded him as "The Father" and the Babylonians as "The Liberator".

String of 27 Eyed Beads Period: Late Period: Persian Date: 5th–4th Century B.C. Geography: From Egypt Medium: Glass Credit Line: Gift of Helen Miller Gould, 1910 Accession Number: 10.130.3033 Metropolitan Museum of Art


Key Kavus airborne Ferdowsi, Shahnameh Late Mughal: Lahore or Delhi, first quarter of the 19th century Opaque watercolour, ink and gold on paper Nasser D. Khalili Collection of Islamic Art, MSS 723

Ka'ba-ye Zartosht ("Cube of Zoroaster") - a 5th century B.C.E. Achaemenid-era tower-like construction at Naqsh-e Rustam.