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Livshits V.A. Parthians Joking // Manuscripta Orientalia. Vol. 8, No 1, March 2002. P. 27-35.


In April of 1992 Iranian scholars — archaeologists, students of local lore and linguists working in the Department of cultural heritage of the province (ostan) of Khorasan investigated rock inscriptions and petroglyphs in the gorges known as Lākh-Mazār, not far from the settlement of Kūch (29 km to the south-east of Bīrjand). The results of their work have been published in two articles in Persian in the report entitled A Series of Scholarly Works. Rock Images of Lākh-Mazār. The outstanding Iranian scholar, late professor Ahmad Taffazzoli kindly supplied me with a copy of this publication; some inscriptions seemed to me a bit amusing…

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Manuscripta Orientalia, selected papers
the Parthians

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