• Sasanian Epigraphic Collection

    The Sasanian Epigraphic Collection consists of silicone imprints of Sasanian royal and private inscriptions dating back to the third and fourth century CE. The silicone holding is supplemented by digital photographs made from the inscriptions on the site. The Collection is presently being 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 undergraduate and graduate students to deepen their philological training by gaining first hand knowledge of Middle Iranian paleography.

  • 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 sixteenth through the nineteenth centuries. The manuscripts, which include both bound collections and single works, chiefly date from the fourteenth to the seventieth centuries, and shed light on the social, religious, and political history of Iran and Shī’īsm.

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