Iran: Persia and the Splendors of Empire

April 29–May 15, 2010

Escorted by Dr. John E. Woods

Join us on a long-awaited Oriental Institute Travel Program to Iran! Iran: Persia and the Splendors of Empire will take you to some of the most beautiful and important sites and cities of this fascinating country, and includes site visits to Oriental Institute excavations at Persepolis and Naghsh-E Rostam. Explore the famous museums of Tehran and see the Peacock throne, learn about local crafts in Isfahan, taste regional fruit in Nataz, and explore the Zoroastrian village of Taft on this exciting trip!

University of Chicago faculty member John E. Woods is a professor of Iranian and Central Asian History. His work focuses primarily on the history of Turkey, Iran and Central Asia from the 13th - 18th century. Dr. Woods is a recent recipient of the Farabi Award in the Humanities and Islamic Studies, presented jointly by the Iranian Ministry of Science, Research, and Technology and UNESCO.

Space is limited; register early to secure your place on this once-in-a-lifetime trip!

Click here for an itinerary and registration form. Please contact the Membership Office or 773.834.9777 if you have any questions about Iran: Persia and the Splendors of Empire or other Oriental Institute Travel programs.