The letters of the Persian alphabet are shape based.  32 letters, 18 shapes.
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Learn how to greet in the Persian (Farsi) language. Tip: Use the transliteration (in red) to perfect your pronunciation.

Learn how to greet in the Persian (Farsi) language. Tip: Use the transliteration (in red) to perfect your pronunciation.

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300 (2006). King Leonidas and a force of 300 men fight the Persians at Thermopylae in 480 B.C. Fassbender as Stelios.

300 (2006). King Leonidas and a force of 300 men fight the Persians at Thermopylae in 480 B.C. Fassbender as Stelios.

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The Persian Army by Bogdan-MRK on deviantART, Legend of the Cryptids
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The great naval battle of Salamis was fought between the Greeks and Persians in 480 BCE in the narrow strait between Salamis and Attica. The Phoenicians made up an important part of the Persian navy. King Xerxes I of Persia had with him three loyal kings from the Phoenicians city-states: King Eshmunazar II of Sidon, son of high priestess of Astarte; King Mattan IV of Tyre, son of Hiram; and King Maharbaal of Arvad.

The great naval battle of Salamis was fought between the Greeks and Persians in 480 BCE in the narrow strait between Salamis and Attica. The Phoenicians made up an important part of the Persian navy. King Xerxes I of Persia had with him three loyal kings from the Phoenicians city-states: King Eshmunazar II of Sidon, son of high priestess of Astarte; King Mattan IV of Tyre, son of Hiram; and King Maharbaal of Arvad.

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Amitis - Shahbanu Wife of Cyrus the Great http://www.pinterest.com/yaldashab/women-of-persia/

Amitis - Shahbanu Wife of Cyrus the Great http://www.pinterest.com/yaldashab/women-of-persia/

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STAR GATES: Recent discoveries Deep in the mountains of Kurdistan laid in caves for thousands of years here as one of the oldest civilisations known to man. “The Persian legend has it that of those young men who were saved from the voracity of the monster ZOHAK of the Persian mythology, which were fed upon human brains?? Read more: http://www.utaot.com/2012/12/23/kurdish-freedom-fighters-discovered-ancient-places-and-artifacts/

STAR GATES: Recent discoveries Deep in the mountains of Kurdistan laid in caves for thousands of years here as one of the oldest civilisations known to man. “The Persian legend has it that of those young men who were saved from the voracity of the monster ZOHAK of the Persian mythology, which were fed upon human brains?? Read more: http://www.utaot.com/2012/12/23/kurdish-freedom-fighters-discovered-ancient-places-and-artifacts/

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Medes nobility. Ancient Costumes of the Persians, Medes, Assyrians and other Asiatics
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