More than two millennia ago, the roots of Iranian society took hold in ancient Persia. This two-part series explores the history and architecture in the Province of Fars during the Achaemenid and Sassanid Empires. Professors Touraj Daryaee of California State University and Mostafa Nadim of Shiraz University explain the history of each empire's most influential rulers, juxtaposed with descriptions and footage of these rulers' distinct architectural leanings. Filmed in present-day Iran, this series is a visually stunning view of the region's ancient and glorious past. 2-part series, 43-54 minutes each.