Archive for April, 2011

Retort to the Daily Telegraph’s article against Cyrus the Great

Greetings to the Distinguished Staff of The daily Telegraph Newspaper of England, A number of my colleagues and students have bought the following article to my humble attention: Cyrus cylinder’s ancient bill of rights ‘is just propaganda’ A 2500 year old Persian treasure dubbed the world’s ‘first bill of human rights’ has been branded a […]

Parthian Is Not Turkish

Greetings Professor Diker, It has been brought to my attention that you describe Parthian as a Turkish language in your website (or a related website): This is linguistically incorrect. Parthian is not a Turkic language. It is an old western Iranian language that is also called “Parthian Pahlavi”. It is a very close relative […]