Persia (Ancient Persia to Modern Iran)
Take a magic carpet ride for 1-hour with Lianne Harris as we fly into ancient Persia. From modern mathematics and astronomy to the enduring stories of Arabian Tales shared among the caravan drivers along the Silk Route, learn about the enduring legacy of one of the world’s most important empires. Understand better how Persia enchanted and enlightened the past, and why it was the envy of the world.
Did you know that the oldest paved roads were built in the ancient Persian Kingdom? It stretched 1600 km and horseback couriers could communicate from one end of the Persian Empire to another in a matter of two weeks!
Covering as far back as 2000 BCE, Lianne will explore the rise of different leaders and the many transitions this area has experienced.