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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 [...]