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Iran: A Nation Remaining as Pivotal as It Was Over 2,500 Years Ago
on April 5, 2010
Filmmaker Makan Karandish clearly explains the key role that the province of Fars played in the rise and fall of the Iranian nation under the Achaemenid dynasty and the rebirth of this nation under the Sassanid dynasty. The first DVD, about the Achaemenids and ancient locations such as Pasargadae and Persepolis, complements well other DVD productions about the Persians and these two major locations. Think for example about "Persepolis Rediscovering the Lost Capital of the Persian Empire" by Kultur, "Engineering an Empire" by The History Channel, and "Secrets of Archaeology" by Koch Vision. The second DVD, about the less known Sassanids, is probably of greater interest to those who have already watched the other DVD productions mentioned above. The rise and fall of the Sassanids is rarely covered elsewhere. In summary, the DVD set under review is a nice addition for anyone who is interested in better understanding the Iranians and their glorious past.