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New 3-part documentary special expores THE PERSIANS: A HISTORY OF IRAN

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Discover the complex and fascinating history of Persia, the world’s first empire.

This series reveals historical and cultural sites across Iran that few westerners have ever seen.

Learn about the Shahnameh, one of the most important books in Iran’s history, used by kings as propaganda, but also modern-day Iranians as a way of connecting with their Persian heritage.

And see the ancient Zoroastrian fire temple, home to a fire said to have been burning for over 1,500 years. Welcome to a world of kings and invaders, epic poets, and exceptional artists.

THE PERSIANS: A HISTORY OF IRAN – 3 Part Special airs Monday April 19 at 7.30pm on HISTORY or watch On Demand

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