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A Special Gift for Norouz: The "Ancient Iran" Book is pleased to announce the selection of the award winning children's book "Ancient Iran" by Massoume Price to be placed in city and school libraries across North America, or to be given as gifts this holiday season.

ISBN 978-0-9809714-0-8, Hardcover, 72 pages, 8.77 X 11.18, $19.95 US/CDN


How to Participate

Over the next 30 days, our readers can buy this wonderful book directly from the publisher, and give them as gifts to friends, or donate them to their local libraries at the discounted price of $14.97 USD or two for $25 USD.  (regularly $19.95) 

Payvand readers can either take the books to their chosen libraries in person, or to make it easier, have the books shipped directly to the library of their choice, with a personalized donation card recognizing the donor included by the publisher.

To purchase the book with the Discount, visit Anahita Productions  and go to Payvand Order Form.  When ordering the book on-line, please use Payvand's special code: "payvand2010".

Purpose of "Adopt a Library" Project

At we believe that by supporting community projects of this nature we increase awareness of our vast and rich heritage and culture globally. Your participation in this project will help to improve the image of Iranians.  

About the Book

Published in 2008 by Anahita Productions in Canada, the award winning book "Ancient Iran" is authored by Massoume Price and documents the ancient civilizations of the Iranian plateau in a pictorial format for children ages eight and up. The book provides a comprehensive and easy to read look at life in ancient Iran. It features unique items such as a 5000-year old textile fragment and an artificial eyeball from the Burnt City and stunning objects from the ancient ruins of Susa in southern Iran. It follows life at the magnificent palaces of the Persian nobles at Persepolis, labeled by the Greek historians as the wealthiest city under the sun. It will help our youth to find out how the ancient Iranians lived, what they ate, how they were entertained and what they believed in. The book traces the origin of Iranian languages and the development of Iranian scripts over the centuries. It covers the life of women and children and show cases the fantastic jewelry the wealthy nobles, both male and female, wore for adornment. It follows the path of Alexander and the defeat of his heirs, the Seleucids, by the master archers the Parthians who ruled Iran for almost 500 years and stopped Roman advances into the Near East. The book teaches about the splendor of the Sasanian court and its contributions to the arts, textiles and music of the Near East for centuries, even after its demise in the 7th century. 


  • Timeline of Iranian history and art from 8000 B.C. to 650 A.D. plus glossary and index.

  • Table showing the origin and evolution of Iranian languages in the area from earliest times.

  • 264 photos of original objects from major museums in Iran, Europe, Russia and North America.

  • Winner of Moonbeam Bronze Medal for Best Children's Book for Young Adults.

... Payvand News - 02/25/10 ... --

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