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The Achaemenid Army

he Achaemenian/Achaemenid Army is well known through descriptions by Herodotus, Xenophon, and Arrian as well as by illustrations on Persepolitan and Greco-Persian monuments. Of particular importance for the topic are the Greek representations of Persian warriors and the evidence of the so-called Alexander Sarcophagus from Sidon. 2,507 more words


Amazons, ancient Persian women's history

One of the areas that have received the least amount of attention by scholarship is the role women warriors of ancient Persia.  The role of ancient Iranian female warriors can be traced back at least 2000 years, to the time of the Parthians (250 BC – 224 AD). 647 more words

Women's History

Persian History 101: Persia on the Silk Road

The Silk Road is the name for the trade route between the Mediterranean Sea and China. The first users of the road must have lived in the first half of the first millennium BCE, but the name ‘Silk road’ dates from the first century BCE. 920 more words


2-Book two in Farsi page 1 with 67 art work pictures by Nic Amini Sam, M.E.

Pictorial History of Ancient Persia, which has more than 67 illustrations and art work painting for the first time in Iran book writing history at the time (1990), covering four sections, Iran in the era of Medes dynasty, Achaemenian dynasty, Parthian dynasty and Samarian dynasty. 306 more words

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Pictorial History of Iran Ancient Persia

تاریخ مصور ایران دوران اساطیری شاهنامه فردوسی کتاب اول  

Ancient Persia

Contributions of the Islamic world to Science and Mathematics

In school, never taught us about the Ancient Near East. In sixth grade we were taught Mesopotamia and Ancient Egypt history. In seventh grade, we learned about the Greeks, Romans, and the Ottoman Empire. 276 more words


Today in World History: August 2nd

Philip II of Macedon, father of Alexander the Great, ensured the Greek city states’ safety and prosperity on this day in 338 B.C.E. when he defeated the Persian forces, and effectively ending his campaign in Greece. 145 more words

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