Iranian Resources

  • Sasanian Epigraphic Collection


    The Sasanian Epigraphic Collection represents the only complete holding of Sasanian royal and private inscriptions dating back to the third and fourth century C.E. The Silicone imprints, supplemented by digitized photographs made from the inscriptions in situ, are being currently used towards the preparation of a new comprehensive critical edition of the Sasanian epigraphic corpus. More importantly, they will provide a unique tool for our qualified under- and graduate students to deepen their philological training by gaining first hand knowledge of paleography.

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  • The Minasian Collection


    The Minasian Collection of Persian and Arabic manuscripts consists of works related to the studies of theologians and scholars in centers of learning in Iran from the 16th through the 19th centuries. The manuscripts, which include both bound collections and single works, chiefly date from the 14th to the 17th centuries, and shed light on the social, religious, and political history of Iran and Shī’īsm.

    For additional details, refer to the Minasian Collection at UCLA Library Digital Collection.

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