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Iran: Persian Glory and Islamic Revolution, October 25, 2015

Iran: Persian Glory and Islamic Revolution - a Slide Show
Barry Pell

Sunday, October 25, 2015, 2:00 p.m.
Community Room, Needham Free Public Library
1139 Highland Avenue, Needham, MA

Free and open to the public
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

With a history dating 2,500 years, the Persian Empire was the largest of ancient times, extending from Central Asia to north Africa. The legacy of this power and wealth is manifest in the stunning tiled architecture of mosques and secular mansions, the distinctively spiced cuisine, the arts and crafts including arguably the world's most beautiful rugs, and the diverse people who comprised the Empire as invaders or subjects. Iran's recent history is marked by religious rule following the 1979 Islamic revolution.

Barry Pell traveled nearly 4,000 miles through the country's magnificent landscape, visiting historic cities and monuments, and meeting with Iranian people who openly shared opinions about their lives and relations with America.


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