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Antonio Clemente Domenico Panaino

Full Professor

Department of Cultural Heritage

Academic discipline: L-OR/14 Iranian Philology, Religions and History

Research

Keywords: history of Iran and Centra Asia religion Iran history Iranian philology history of sciences and pseudo-sciences in antiquity multiculturalism

Editions and commented translations of Avestan and Zoroastrian sources; investigation on the Manichaean sources of Central Asia (Middle-Persian, Parthian, Sogdian) and about their relations with other Manichaean and Gnostic texts (Chinese and Uigur, but also Greek and Latin) and with Buddhist and Christian sources of Iran and Central Asia. Study of the Old Persian documents at the light of the political and religious history of the Achaemenian Empire in its multicultural relation with other ancient societies (Mesopotamia, Greece and India). *Researches on the cultural heritage of the ancient Sogdiana and Bactriana: Iranian, Hellenistic and Indian elements; Chinese and Turanian influences. The preservation of Sogdian heritage in the contemporary Yaghnob Valley: developments and perspectives of the ethno-anthropologic, linguist and archaeological Mission in the Republic of Tajikistan in order to organize an Ethno-Cultural Park in the same Valley of the Yaghnob. History of the ancient Iranian calendrical systems, of the Iranian uranography and its astral mythology including the development of hellenistic astrologu in Sasanian times.