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  Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Iranian plateau
Iranian plateau in geology refers to a geographical area north of the great folded mountain belts created by the collision of the Arabian plate with the Eurasian plate.
This plateau in central Iran, Southern, Western and Central Asia, was home of ancient civilizations, and a geological area of Eurasia north of the great folded mountain belts created by the collision of the Arabian plate with the Eurasian plate.
In geology, the plateau region of Iran primarily formed of the accretionary Gondwanan terranes between the Turan platform to the north and the Main Zagros Thrust, the suture zone between the northward moving Arabian plate and the Eurasian continent, is called the Iranian plateau.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Iranian_plateau   (444 words)

  
  Iranian Plateau Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Iranian plateau connecting to Anatolia in the west and Hindu Kush and Himalaya in the east
The geographical Iranian plateau is an area extending from East Azerbaijan Province in northwest of Iran to southern Pakistan.
In geology, the plateau region of Iran primarily formed of the accretionary Gondwanan terranes between the Turan platform to the north and the Main Zagros Thrust, the suture zone between the northward moving Arabian plate and the Eurasian continent, is called the Iranian plateau.
www.hallencyclopedia.com /topic/Iranian_Plateau.html   (477 words)

  
 History of Iran
The general consensus is that before the foundation of the Empire of Medes, Iranian tribes, before and after their migration to the plateau, existed in form of individual or small tribal confederations with no proper ruling hierarchy.
Medes were one of the three western Iranian tribes that moved, along Persian and Parthian, from their original homeland into the western and southern territories of the Iranian Plateau, probably around 1000 BC.
The Iranian tribes that moved to the west of the Iranian plateau, including the Medians, were pastoralists.
www.iranologie.com /history/history3.html   (3501 words)

  
 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Hellenistic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Alexander and the Macedonians conquered the eastern Mediterranean, Mesopotamia, and the Iranian plateau, and invaded India; his successors held on to the territory west of the Tigris for some time and controlled the eastern Mediterranean until the Roman Republic took control in the 2nd and 1st centuries BC.
The term Hellenistic (derived from Ἕλλην Héllēn, the Greeks' word for themselves) was established by the German historian Johann Gustav Droysen to refer to the shift from a culture dominated by ethnic Greeks to a culture dominated by Greek-speakers of various ethnicities, and from the political dominance of the city-state to that of larger monarchies.
Alexander and the Macedonians conquered the eastern Mediterranean, Mesopotamia, and the Iranian plateau, and invaded India.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Hellenistic   (493 words)

  
 Yazdgerd III - Dedicated to the Researchers of Iran
By this, we may explain the Iranian society during the 2nd and 1st millennium BCE and conclude their existence to be within the borders of Afghanistan, Sistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, and North and Central Iran.
Ancient Iranians describe history in a sense that Iranians were not aggressive however foreigners ignited bloody wars against Iran due to her great treasures, thus in defense of their motherland Iranians were forced to fight back.
Iranian mythology entails a long history from the Iranian migration into the Iranian plateau, to the establishment of the Arya-Zanta alliance in central Iran, to the Median alliance in Azarbaijan and Hamedan, to the Persian alliance in the Bakhtiari plateaus, and to the battles between Iran and Elam and Assyria.
www.freewebs.com /yazdgerdiii/primitiveiranians.htm   (7132 words)

  
 Iranica.com - IRAN
Iranian culture is inseparable from the geographical space within which it was formed and crystallized, and from which, during the Achaemenid period, it expanded considerably to bordering regions.
The actual routes taken by the Iranian tribes to their first historical sites remain controversial (Ghirshman), but in any case it is only on the Iranian plateau and within its mountainous limits that we perceive for the first time what one may call an Iranian culture represented in historical texts.
The Iranian plateau is a land of high altitudes and cold winters, where the dromedaries, principal means of transport for nomadic tribes and the only means of Arab penetration into the countryside, could not adapt to the environment.
www.iranica.com /newsite/articles/v13f2/v13f2024i.html   (6152 words)

  
 Iran 2001
Iranian customs regularly inspects visitors and their belongings for contraband materials; if one is caught with such items on their person, one risks criminal charges.
The average temperature range in Tehran on the interior plateau is -3° to 7° C in January and 22° to 37° C in July.
Iranian manuscript art was further modified by the introduction in the 10th century CE of paper for making books, and by the introduction in the 13th century CE by the Mongols of the styles of Chinese landscape painting.
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 College of Saadi in Albania
He overran most Iranian kingdoms, sacked many towns and even completely "erased some from the face of the earth," Two elements in the Iranian character show themselves repeatedly: that of pride and overconfidence among the kings and nobles which often led to disasters; and that of resilience, patience and endurance among the common people.
Iranians were morally shaken and perhaps for the first time in their history, lost their self-confidence.
Meanwhile, an Iranian soldier, Reza Khan, had been showing great gift for military leadership and organization, and had risen from the status of a private to that of an officer while the Iranian army was under the super vision and instruction of imperial Russian officers as military advisers.
www.freewebs.com /collegesaadi/iran.htm   (5861 words)

  
 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Iranian
The major Iranian languages are Persian, Pashto, Kurdish, Mazanderani and Gilaki (of Iran), Baluchi (of Iran and Pakistan) and Tajik and Ossetic, spoken in the republic of Tajikistan...
One of the earliest forms of the Iranian languages to survive, Avestan is also the tongue of the Avesta, or scriptures of Zoroastrianism.
Iran cosponsors Al-Qaeda terrorism: Iranian young people are turning soccer games into anti-regime demonstrations as evidence mounts of their government's involvement in the Sept. 11 attacks.
www.encyclopedia.com /SearchResults.aspx?Q=Iranian&StartAt=1   (1574 words)

  
 SalamIran- Culture &Tourism, Art and Handicraft of Iran: Carpet Weaving
Considering this process, it is acceptable that those inhabitants of the Iranian plateau whose occupation was cattle raising and agriculture, are the first weavers of carpet and the inventors of this art.
Iranian carpets are of 3 kinds: carpets, rugs (small carpets), and side carpets.
Iranian carpets possess at once the 3 qualities of fineness, elegance and durability, and for these reasons are unique in the world.
www.salamiran.org /IranInfo/Culture/Arts/carpetweaving/index.html   (1376 words)

  
 Iranian peoples information - Search.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Iranian influence spread to the Ottoman Empire where Persian was often spoken at court as well as in the Mughal Empire which began in Afghanistan and shifted to India.
Iranian cultural influences have also been significant in Central Asia where Turkic invaders are believed to have largely mixed with native Iranian peoples of which only the Tajik remain, in terms of language usage.
This correlates with the Iranian languages spoken in the areas that span from the Caucasus to Kurdish areas in the Zagros region and eastwards to western Pakistan and Tajikistan and parts of Uzbekistan in Central Asia.
c10-ss-1-lb.cnet.com /reference/Iranian_peoples   (3384 words)

  
 History on Podium: Older Than The Egyptian Civilization
The highest possibility is that between a million and 500,000 years ago, men have entered the Iranian Plateau from Africa, beginning a new life in the meadows of southern Iran, adjacent to the frozen mountain ranges of Alborz and Zagros.
The global expansion of the languages of ancient Iranians is one of the important reasons proving that Iran was the Cradle Land, from where the immigrants spread their languages throughout the world.
The existence of large reserves of clay all throughout the Iranian Plateau and the archeological discoveries relating the first man-made pottery objects to the land of Iran are a strong evidence for the invention of this craft by Iranians.
www.iranchamber.com /podium/history/030218_older_than_egyptian.php   (2152 words)

  
 Medes, the First (Western) Iranian Kingdom - (The Circle of Ancient Iranian Studies - CAIS)©
Medes were one of the three western Iranian tribes that moved, along Persian and Parthian, from their original homeland into the western and southern territories of the Iranian Plateau, probably around 1000 BCE.
Cimmerians, a nomadic (and probably Iranian) tribe that lived in Caucasus and the Pontic steppes, attacked Media and Assyria around the beginning of the 7th century BCE.
Following the Cimmerian attacks, another Iranian tribe from the Pontic Steppe, the mighty Scythians, launched a devastating attack on the territory of Fravartish and subjugated the Medes for 28 years (653-525 BCE).
www.cais-soas.com /CAIS/History/madha/medes_first_iranian_kingdom.htm   (3538 words)

  
 Darwan Tour and Travel Co. Ltd. - Iranian Tour and Travel
Iranian New Year is reportedly the oldest celebration of mankind, dating back to thousands of years before the emergence of Christ.
Iranian New Year comes at the beginning of spring (around March 20th or 21st), with preparations starting a month before and celebrations continuing through the 13th day of the new year.
Iranians are generally known as very hospitable people and celebrating the New Year, is the ground for them to exhibit the greatest extent of this traditional hospitality.
www.darwantour.com /facts.htm   (2101 words)

  
 Iranian plateau - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Iranian plateau connecting to Anatolia in the west and Hindu Kush and Himalaya in the east
The Iranian plateau is a major geologic formation in West Asia that overlaps into both Central Asia and South Asia.
Iranian plateau, External links, Geography of Iran, Plateaus, Middle East, South Asia and Central Asia.
www.arikah.com /encyclopedia/Iranian_Plateau   (176 words)

  
 Ancient Iranian Art and Archaeology
Iranian Art from the 5th Millennium B.C. to the 7th Century A.D. Northwest Iranian Pottery Horse Ryton ca.
Iranian art is perhaps the most multifaceted in the world.
The country is ringed by mountains-the Elburz on the north, the Zagros on the west, the Makran on the south, and minor ranges which dot the eastern border.
www.anaviangallery.com /ancient_iranian_preface.html   (2979 words)

  
 Online Encyclopedia and Dictionary - Iranian
the Iranian peoples are a group of peoples speaking Iranian languages, decending from ancient Aryan tribes, and inhabiting a part of Central Asia on and near the Iranian plateau.
The Iranian peoples of prehistory are generally believed to be ancestors of the contemporary Iranians, northern Indians (partly), northern and western Afghans/Pashtuns, the Tajikis, the Uzbeks (partly), Azerbaijanis, Ossetians, Kurds and Baluchis.
The term Iranian (Persian: ایرانیان) is cognate to the term Aryan (Persian: آریایی).
www.fact-archive.com /encyclopedia/Iranian   (133 words)

  
 Iranian Branch of the Indo-European Family
The languages are called Iranian because the largest members of the branch have been spoken on the Iranian plateau since ancient times.
Modern Iranian languages may have descended from Middle Iranian languages that were spoken between 300 BC and 950 AD.
Many Iranian languages are in the process of losing or have already lost the past tense ergative system and have replaced it with a nominative one.
www.nvtc.gov /lotw/months/february/IranianBranch.html   (611 words)

  
 Language in Iran
Iranian languages form a major subgroup of the Indo-Iranian branch of the Indo-European Language family.
The reason why they are called Iranian languages is that they have been spoken across the Iranian plateau for thousands of years.
However, the Iranian language has been referred to as Persian for centuries and is the official name of Iran to describe the language spoken there.
www.kwintessential.co.uk /articles/article/Iran/Language-in-Iran/121   (403 words)

  
 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
It was preceded by what is known as the Proto-Elamite period, which began around 3200 BC when Susa (later capital of Elam) began to be influenced by the cultures of the Iranian plateau to the east.
In the Old Elamite period, it consisted of kingdoms on the Iranian plateau, centered in Anshan, and from the mid-2nd millennium BC, it was centered in Susa in the Khuzestan lowlands.
The later Neo-Elamite period is characterized by a significant migration of Iranians to the Iranian plateau.
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 Iranian Plateau:   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In geology, the plateau region of Iran primarily formed of the accretionary Gondwanan terranes between the Turan platform to the north and the Main Zagros Thrust, the suture zone between the northward moving Arabian plate and the Eurasian continent, is called the Iranian plateau.
It is a geologically well-studied area because of general interest in continental collision zones, and because of Iran's long history of research in geology, particularly in economic geology (although Iran's major petroleum reserves are not in the plateau).
In addition geologists have been able to use archaeological and historical records of major earthquakes to study the geology of the region due to the length of civilization in the area, and because of the long history of a written language in Persia.
www.winelib.com /wiki/Iranian_Plateau   (253 words)

  
 Thunder Tour & Travel Co.: History of Iran
The Iranian plateau is among the oldest civilization centers of the antique world.
The third decade of the seventh century was the witness of major turning point in Iranian history, in which a new era began and caused severe fundamental changes in social, political, religious, governmental and public conditions of the country.
Iranian, who was very disappointed with existing social and economic inequality in the time of Sassanians, accepted Islam.
www.thundertour.com /history.htm   (972 words)

  
 Pakistan News Service - PakTribune
Its neighbouring regions are Iranian Balochistan to the west, Afghanistan and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas to the north and Punjab and Sindh to the east.
Balochistan was the site of the earliest known farming settlements upon the Iranian plateau bordering South Asia, the earliest of which was Mehrgarh dated at 6500 BCE.
The Balochis began to arrive from their homeland in northern Iran and appear to be an offshoot of the Kurdish tribes that would mainly populate the western end of the Iranian plateau.
www.paktribune.com /exclusive/baluchistan.shtml   (696 words)

  
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Therefore, if on one hand we manage to prove that natural and climatic environment of Iranian Plateau was one of the most suitable one for human settlements at that time and on the other hand show that life conditions on far northern regions of this plateau (i.e.
Sedimentations of inner craters reveal that during warm periods between ice ages, Persia witnessed intense rainfalls that resulted in the emergence of humid climate and forestation on the Iranian plateau and during the cold time of ice ages welcomed cold dry weather.
This coincided with the great shift of civilization in the Iranian plateau and decline and disappearance of many of ancient settlements, cities and villages in Persia.
www.ghiasabadi.com /mohajerat.html   (3340 words)

  
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It is the land of present-day IRAN and AFGHANISTAN, geographically the Iranian plateau.
Thus the western part of the Iranian plateau was inhabited by various peoples whose relationships to each other and whose languages are hardly known.
The Seleucids never controlled all of the Iranian plateau, and the south, present-day Fars province, was ruled by an independent local dynasty with the title frataraka.
www.jmu.edu /orgs/persianclub/newpage/persia_art.htm   (1543 words)

  
 Iran   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
kilometers, the plateau of Iran is located almost in the center of the large and dry belt of the ancient world and has been developed in an equal distance from the steppe and desert regions with cold winter s of central Asia and the dry and always warm regions of northern Africa.
The second characteristic of the plateau of Iran is its belonging to the dry belt of the ancient word.
The situation of the Iranian plateau being affected by the semi-tropical Passat belt along with other factors produce steppe and desert-like characteristics, specially in areas with some modification in pressure and air currents due to mountain effects.
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