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Who were the Sassanians? Iran – West Asian history

By |2018-04-15T12:09:26+00:00September 14th, 2017|History, West Asia|

Ardashir, the first ruler of the Sassanians Rulers of the Parthian Empire In 211 AD, a group of Iranians called the Sassanians (the descendants of Sassan) took over control of the Parthian Empire from the Parthians. The Sassanians were proud of their Persian heritage, and they wanted to re-establish the borders of the old Iranian empire. This meant reconquering [...]

From Xerxes to Alexander – the later Persian Empire

By |2018-04-23T07:27:11+00:00September 14th, 2017|History, West Asia|

The Persian shah, Xerxes, from the 400s BC. Death of Xerxes and revolt King Xerxes was killed in 465 BC. His assassin may have been his son Ardashir I (Artaxerxes in Greek), who succeeded him. Ardashir was a weak king, and a lot of the conquered countries revolted while Ardashir was king. By this time, [...]