IRAN 17 OCTOBER ­ 08 NOVEMBER 2009 Few countries can boast such an illustrious past or such an astounding diversity of cultures as Iran, the centre of some of the ancient world’s greatest empires. Some of the earliest evidence of settled communities will be explored at Tepe Sialk, and the towering ziggurat at Choga-Zanbil. You will also explore the world of Cyrus, Darius and Xerxes and visit their extraordinary palaces at Persepolis, Susa and Pasargadae; the equally powerful Sassanians and their wonderfully constructed palaces and rock reliefs. But the tour will also allow time to take in the remarkable architecture and art of Islamic Persia under the Seljuk, Timurid and Safavid dynasties. Tour leader is Dr John Tidmarsh, President of the Near Eastern Archaeological Foundation at The University of Sydney. Land Only price per person, twin share: $6,540 – TAASA Review December 2008


This article was originally found in the December 2008 edition of TAASA Review (Volume 17, Issue 4, Page 28).

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