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Reliefs depicting representatives of the 28 nations of the Persian Empire

Persian at UCI allows students of all backgrounds to learn about Iranian, Afghan and Central Asia history, the Iranian religious tradition, Persian literature, and the Persianate World.

Reflecting the diversity of Persian culture as it developed in close contact with many different civilizations, Persian Studies is international and interdisciplinary by definition. At UCI, students can explore Persian life in past and
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 Persepolis, Ancient Capital of Persian -Achaemenid- Empire, near Shiraz, Iran

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Ancient Persian Map

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