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The Persian Sassanid Army

The Persian army under the Sassanid dynasty of Late antiquity was an extremely efficient force, more loyal and reliable than its Parthian predecessor. The heavy cavalry or cataphracts, taken from the Azadan or minor Persian nobility (feudal nobles) were its core divisions. 421 more words

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Is Hookah bad for you? I quit because my kids love me.

Health Alert : smoking hookahs causes lung, mouth, throat, stomach and other cancers; heart disease; lung damage; and dental disease. Health risks of smoking hookah include exposure to toxic chemicals that are not filtered out by the water and risk of infectious disease when hookahs are shared.
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Something About Venetian Blinds

Venetian blinds are an ever present sight each day. In my case, mini-blinds cover the window in front of my desk. Not only do they provide a simple background for my work space, but they enable me to adjust the level of backlighting for comfortable viewing of my laptop screen. 810 more words

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The Parthian Empire

The Parthian Empire (247 BC-224 AD), also known as the Arsacid Empire, was a major Iranian political and cultural power in ancient Iran better known as ancient Persia.

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Besotted with History: Themistocles and the Battle of Salamis

Today I’d like to take you on a journey through the mists of time to the beginning of the 5th Century BCE. Athens was still a new democracy, and it wasn’t yet recognized as a nauti superpower. 934 more words

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Besotted with History: Themistocles and the Battle of Salamis

Today I’d like to take you on a journey through the mists of time to the beginning of the 5th Century BCE. Athens was still a new democracy, and it wasn’t yet recognized as a nauti superpower. 934 more words