The Italian scholar Angelo M. Piemontese has authored a book on the vestiges of Persian artworks and culture in the history of Rome.
According to Tehran Times, entitled "La Persia Istoriata in Roma" (The Persian History in Rome), the book has recently been released by the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana (BAV) in Italy.
The book traces the vestiges of Persian history in Italian archaeological sites, churches, gravestones, paintings, palaces, plays and musical dramas.
The research indicates that there are common historical roots and similarities in the structure of monuments between the Iranian and Roman civilizations.
Piemontese is a professor at the Italian Institute of Oriental Studies at the Sapienza University in Rome.
He is the author of many publications in Iranian and Islamic studies.