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.