This book opens a window onto the wealth and splendour of Persian society - its rich palaces, exquisite craftsmanship, and sophisticated learning.
Forgotten Empire traces the rise and fall of one of the ancient world's largest and richest empires: Persia's Achaeminid Empire, which flourished between 550 and 331 BC.
Showcasing an unprecedented loan of unique material from the National Museum of Tehran - most of which has never before been presented outside of Iran - this beautifully illustrated and produced book demonstrates why the sculpture, glazed panels, gold vessels, and jewellery of the Achaeminids rank among the finest ever produced.
Forgotten Empire is divided into sections such as the expansion of the Persian Empire, arms and warfare, trade and commerce, writing, luxury dinner services, jewellery, religious and burial customs, and the rediscovery of ancient Persia.
This paperback history title is ideal for readers, novist or expert, interested in Persia or the Ancient Near East.