BBC Programme Persia (now Iran)
A History of the World in 100 Objects - The World in the Age of Confucius (500 - 300 BC) - Oxus Chariot Model
Neil MacGregor tells the story of a tiny gold chariot from ancient Persia.
A History of the World in 100 Objects - The World in the Age of Confucius (500 - 300 BC) - Parthenon Sculpture: Centaur and Lapith
Neil MacGregor on some of the world's most disputed objects: the Parthenon sculptures.
In Our Time - The Sassanid Empire
Melvyn Bragg discusses the Sassanian Empire in Persia from the 3rd to the 7th century AD.
In Our Time - Zoroastrianism
The history of Zoroastrianism, claimed to be the first monotheistic religion.