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  Splendours of Persepolis: there can be no doubt about the magnificence of the Achemenid objects in the British ...
This is a wider characteristic of Achemenid art and one well captured by the smaller treasures of the British Museum's exhibition on ancient Persia.
The Achemenids were the Persian dynasty that from the 550s BC to their defeat by Alexander the Great in 330 BC ruled the largest empire the world had seen.
An amusing counterpoint to this perception of Achemenid militarism are the Greek drinking vessels that poke fun at the Persians' military defeats at Salamis and Platea and debunk the Persian reputation for militaristic grandeur.
findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0PAL/is_525_162/ai_n15880606   (913 words)

During the Achemenid period, Zoroastrianism became the religion of the rulers and most of the people of Persia.
The last Achemenid resistance was at the "Persian Gates" near the royal palace at Persepolis.
The Sassanian dynasty (named for Ardashir's grandfather) were the first native Persian ruling dynasty since the Achemenids; thus they saw themselves as the successors of Darius and Cyrus.
publicliterature.org /en/wikipedia/p/pe/persia.html   (2941 words)

 Persia is a historical nation that exists as a part...
During the Achemenid period, Zoroastrianism Zoroastrianism became the religion of the rulers and most of the people of Persia.
The mightiest empire in the world was able to fall in only eight years when it fell under the attack of a young European king, Alexander the Great Alexander the Great.
The Sassanian dynasty Sassanian dynasty (named for Ardashir's grandfather) were the first native Persian ruling dynasty since the Achemenids; thus they saw themselves as the successors of Darius and Cyrus.
www.biodatabase.de /Persia   (2963 words)

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This was a bit south of the present Teheran, due south of the Caspean sea (cf.
The Medes indeed were known to descend from the race of the Achemenids (Herodotus 7:61).
More logical, however, would be to associate the 'Reginia' of Josephus with Regnum Polemonis, to the south-east of the Black Sea, immediately in the Ararat area.
bible.ort.org /books/pentd2.asp?ACTION=displaypage&BOOK=1&CHAPTER=10   (4822 words)

 Iraq Craddle of Civilizations
Despite the fall of the great Assyrian empire, a large part of its civilizational heritage remained unspoiled for centuries.
The Mesopotamia nation disintegrated after the successive invasions of the Achemenids, Seleucids, Parthians and Sassanids.
In some parts of the country appeared Arab cities that managed to establish small states, which remained independent and enjoyed a broad authority, such as the city of Hader, known as the Arbayeh, meaning the Arab land.
www.isesco.org.ma /English/irak/Achemenids.htm   (486 words)

 Re: Our religion
It is suggested that the Achemenids, Arascids and Sassanians practiced burial within the royal family, although they were Zoroastrian.
I would suggest it was political; although it may have been, at least for the Achemenids, a family ritual from the times before their conversion to Mazdayasna, continued merely due to the innate conservatism of ruling dynasties.
If that is the case, then the later dynasties may have taken it over as an emulation of their illustrious predecessors.
www.zarathushtra.com /z/discussion1/_disc1/0000004e.htm   (957 words)

 ISLAM AND THE WEST   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Turks invaded Khurasan from the steppes of Central Asia 1,500 years after the foundation of the antecessor of all Persian states, the Achemenid Empire.
In the unitary history of Egypt, to a great degree, as that of India, a concoction, Ottoman suzerainty is like an intruder not quite sure of its place, or like an insubstantial subsection in an unbroken treatise from the Pre-Dynastic Scorpion King to president Hosni Mubarak.
Within it, Ilkanid Persia, an offshoot of the Mongol Empire, seems like a hiatus in the uninterrupted basic historical line from Achemenids to Ayatollahs, two terminuses which themselves are extremely different.
www.worldhistoryplus.com /articles/11_islamAndTheWest.htm   (4456 words)

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Adding casualties of the battle and attrition due to the need to guard cities and strategic passes this gives an estimate of over 400,000.
The Persian empire of the Achemenids did not have any trouble raising this size army.
By 492 BC it had an area of over 4,000,000 square kilometers, and it is estimated that its population in the 4th century BC was about 70,000,000 inhabitants [6].
www.strategypage.com /militaryforums/512-31113.aspx   (2844 words)

 Antiquity hall   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Antiquity hall embrace rich in events and cultures period of history of Turkmenistan from Achemenids time (6-4 BC) up to the first centuries AD.
In this exhibition culture of Parthia 2-1 centuries BC, when it turned into biggest empire of the East and completed with Rome, prevails.
Fragment of a frieze with Arshakidis coat of arms.
www.unesco.kz /heritagenet/tm/turkm_muz/antiquity.htm   (159 words)

 THE IRANIAN: Azeri ethnic roots, Aylinah Jurabchi
The language of poetry and art, and the official language of the court in these civilizations was Persian, and thus its patterns of thinking were Persian too, as language is the framework of thought.
The narrow version of "Persian," referring solely to an ethnic group, died out with the Sassanians, and perhaps existed really only with the Achemenids.
To insist on it today would be as truncated a version of Persia, as Jurabchi's is a strange and anachronistic version of Turkic civilization and influence, if we can call it that.
www.iranian.com /EskandariQajar/2002/August/Culture/index.html   (1722 words)

 Reza's Travel Blog
An hour outside Shiraz are the ruins of Persopolis, the capital of the Achemenid dynasty of Persia (around the 4th Century) - its most famous king being King Darius.
This was before the advent of Islam - the Achemenids were Zoarastrians (one of the oldest religions in the world).
Persopolis was burned down by Alexander as he raged over the continent of Europe and Asia and that ended the reign of the Achemenids.
reztravelblog.blogspot.com   (20239 words)

 Regards sur Babylone
Later, standing on his chariot, his leonine hair fired by the Sun, Alexander the Macedonian, had made a triumphant entrance in the town.
Its oppressed inhabitants, impoverished by the Persian Achemenids who ruled them since 539 B.C, had welcomen their liberator with acclamations, flowers and crowns.
I let the sacred road and approached Ishtar gate that crossed it and was the main entrance of Babylon.
sanate.free.fr /articles/babylone_2.htm   (2350 words)

 Persian Literature: The Persian Novel
It claimed to be "the first novel (roman) composed in Persia in the Western fashion" (Browne, Lit.
464) and based its plot directly on sections from Herodotus, French publications on the Achemenids, the Avesta, and Les trois mousquetaires (Sepanlu, 1992, p.
The same historical era was the period chosen by Hassn Badi' Nosrat-al-Wozara' (1872-1937) for his Dastan-e bastan ya Sargozasht-e Kourosh (An Ancient Story, or the Life of Cyrus, 1920).
www.iranchamber.com /literature/articles/persian_novel.php   (7212 words)

 Iranica.com - HAMADAÚN
The attractions of that site themselves make it unlikely that he founded an urban center where there would have been none before.
The Persian conquest in the 6th century B.C.E. shifted the political center of gravity, but Ecbatana remained the summer residence of the Achemenids, and its role as a focus of power grew within the context of an Empire that had brought the Iranian plateau and Mesopotamia under one rule.
The prosperity of the town apparently persisted through the period of the Arsacids, who also made it their capital, a function it lost under the Sasanians.
www.iranica.com /articles/v11f6/v11f6023c.html   (2192 words)

 Salam WorldWide
It is remarkable that this king married Shushanna, the daughter of a prominent Iranian Jew -- Mar Kahana-- one of his close confidants and the director of the Pumbedita (Jewish, Talmudic) academy.
As in the Achemenid period, Iran once again had a Jewish queen.
Shushana, who came to be known as Shushandokht, is the reputed founder of Shushtar."
www.salamworldwide.com /rantrave12th.html   (171 words)

 The Enduring Image:The Exhibition;Western Asiatic Antiquities
Other Assyrian sculptures come from Khorsabad and demonstrate contact with other parts of the ancient world, as well as the custom of keeping palace eunuchs.
Persepolis in southern Iran was the capital of the Achemenids, creators of a later empire.
From the famous palace there comes a relief demonstrating the great military might of the Persian king.
www.internetindia.com /enduring/western.htm   (374 words)

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