Sanaz Safari is a Ph.D. candidate in The Classics Department at the University of Calgary. She got her master’s degree in Historical Archaeology. Her master’s thesis was about The Column Halls Architecture in the Second Millenium B.C. in Iran, Anatolia, and Caucasus. Now, she is working on Sasanian architecture along with the examination of cultural interactions in the Near East particularly between the Sasanian and the Byzantine Empire. Furthermore, Roman and Greek studies are other areas of her interests.