book by: Fae Bigdoli
The Persians are coming! The ancient Persians, that is, of the Achaemenid Empire (550-330BC), in honour of whom a major exhibition curated by John Curtis opens at the British Museum next week. One of the exhibition's prize objects, to be seen outside Iraq and Iran for the first time, is the so-called Cyrus Cylinder discovered at Babylon in 1879. Curiously, that was the year after the dramatic date of one of Tom Holland's earlier books, the historical thriller The Bonehunter.
Aspects of the History of Freemasonry in Iran [Persian
This book, written by a high ranking freemason covers
the history of freemasonry in Iran from within, with particular emphasis
on the periods of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi; the 1979 Revolution; and
the Islamic Republic.
Alaeddin Rouhani has been an Iranian freemason for more than forty years.