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Tower of Babel and Zoroaster from BL YT 28, f. 51

Miniature of the building of the Tower of Babel; miniature of Zoroaster with two demons, from Pseudo-Aristotle's Secreta secretorum. Image taken from f. 51 of Secreta secretorum (ff. 1-43); Il Tesoro (translati... more

Zoroaster from BL YT 28, f. 51

Detail of a mminiature of Zoroaster with two demons, from Pseudo-Aristotle's Secreta secretorum. Image taken from f. 51 of Secreta secretorum (ff. 1-43); Il Tesoro (translation of Li Livres dou Tresor) (ff. 43v... more

Xerxes from BL Royal 14 E V, f. 139

Detail of a miniature of the death of Xerxes, at the beginning of chapter 6 of book 3. Image taken from f. 139 of De casibus virorum illustrium in French translation (Des cas des ruynes des nobles hommes et fem... more

Xerxes from BL Royal 14 E V, f. 139

Miniature of the death of Xerxes, with a partial border containing the arms of Richard IV and a shield with a white rose of the York family, at the beginning of chapter 6 of book 3. Image taken from f. 139 of D... more

Cuirass (Char-aina)

This exceptionally fine cuirass of crucible ("watered") steel is unusual in its use of octagonal plates decroated with fluting. The edges and central bosses are damascened in gold with Koranic inscriptions.Iran... more

Saber with Scabbard

This is a classic example of a high-quality Iranian saber (shamshir) from the eighteenth century. The blade of crucible (“watered”) steel bears the names of the legendary Iranian swordsmith Asadullah of Isfahan... more

Dagger (Kard) with Sheath

A kard is defined as a straight, single-edged dagger that is worn on the left side of the belt. Unlike most daggers, in which the narrow tang attached to the blade fits into a handle, the blades of these dagger... more

Dagger (Kard) with Sheath

The hilt and the blade are both decorated in gold with religious inscriptions, including some fo the ninety-nine names of Allah.

map from "[The Expedition of Cyrus into Persia; and the Retreat of the Ten Thousand Greeks. Translated ... with critical and historical notes, by Edward Spelman ... A new edition, etc.]"

This image has been taken from scan 000024 from "[The Expedition of Cyrus into Persia; and the Retreat of the Ten Thousand Greeks. Translated ... with critical and historical notes, by Edward Spelman ... A new ... more

Map from "[The Expedition of Cyrus into Persia; and the Retreat of the Ten Thousand Greeks. Translated ... with critical and historical notes, by Edward Spelman ... A new edition, etc.]"

This image has been taken from scan 000010 from "[The Expedition of Cyrus into Persia; and the Retreat of the Ten Thousand Greeks. Translated ... with critical and historical notes, by Edward Spelman ... A new ... more

Persia from "Narrative of the Chinese Embassy to the Khan of the Tourgouth Tartars in the years 1712, 13, 14 & 15; by the Chinese Ambassador (Tu-li-Shin) and published by the Emperor's authority at Pekin. Translated from the Chinese, and accompanied by an appendix of miscellaneous translations by Sir G. T. Staunton"

This image has been taken from scan 000008 from "Narrative of the Chinese Embassy to the Khan of the Tourgouth Tartars in the years 1712, 13, 14 & 15; by the Chinese Ambassador (Tu-li-Shin) and published by the... more

map from "Letters from the Caucasus and Georgia; to which are added the Account of a journey into Persia in 1812, and an abridged history of Persia since the time of Nadir Shah. Translated from the French [of W. von F. and Frederika von Freygang]"

This image has been taken from scan 000445 from "Letters from the Caucasus and Georgia; to which are added the Account of a journey into Persia in 1812, and an abridged history of Persia since the time of Nadir... more

map from "Letters from the Caucasus and Georgia; to which are added the Account of a journey into Persia in 1812, and an abridged history of Persia since the time of Nadir Shah. Translated from the French [of W. von F. and Frederika von Freygang]"

This image has been taken from scan 000447 from "Letters from the Caucasus and Georgia; to which are added the Account of a journey into Persia in 1812, and an abridged history of Persia since the time of Nadir... more

map from "Personal narrative of a journey from India to England, by Bussorah, Bagdad, the ruins of Babylon, Curdistan, the Court of Persia, the western shore of the Caspian Sea, Astrakhan, Nishney Novogorod, Moscow and St. Petersburgh, in the year 1824. Second edition"

This image has been taken from scan 000024 from "Personal narrative of a journey from India to England, by Bussorah, Bagdad, the ruins of Babylon, Curdistan, the Court of Persia, the western shore of the Caspia... more

map from "Journal of a Tour in Persia, during the years 1824 and 1825. By R[obert] C[otton] M[oney]"

This image has been taken from scan 000011 from "Journal of a Tour in Persia, during the years 1824 and 1825. By R[obert] C[otton] M[oney]". The title and subject terms of this image have been generated from ta... more

Persia from "[Travels in Assyria, Media, and Persia, etc.]"

This image has been taken from scan 000006 from volume 01 of "[Travels in Assyria, Media, and Persia, etc.]". The title and subject terms of this image have been generated from tags, created by users of the Bri... more

ship from "[Travels in Assyria, Media, and Persia, etc.]"

This image has been taken from scan 000493 from volume 02 of "[Travels in Assyria, Media, and Persia, etc.]". The title and subject terms of this image have been generated from tags, created by users of the Bri... more

Isfahan from "[Travels in Assyria, Media, and Persia, etc.]"

This image has been taken from scan 000561 from volume 01 of "[Travels in Assyria, Media, and Persia, etc.]". The title and subject terms of this image have been generated from tags, created by users of the Bri... more

Muscat from "[Travels in Assyria, Media, and Persia, etc.]"

This image has been taken from scan 000495 from volume 02 of "[Travels in Assyria, Media, and Persia, etc.]". The title and subject terms of this image have been generated from tags, created by users of the Bri... more