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Homage to the Persian King, Darius I, seated on his throne.

Homage to the Persian King, Darius I, seated on his throne.

Alexander at the Battle of the Issus against the Persians. A detail from the truly incredible Alexander Sarcophagus from the Royal Necropolis of Sidon

Alexander at the Battle of the Issus against the Persians. A detail from the truly incredible Alexander Sarcophagus from the Royal Necropolis of Sidon

More than 2500 years old gold drinking cup.Pre-Achaemenid Persian found in the Gilan province,north of Iran.

Persian Rose on

More than 2500 years old gold drinking cup.Pre-Achaemenid Persian found in the Gilan province,north of Iran.

Ottoman Lineage, Pre-Islamic (Silselename) by Ottoman History Podcast, via Flickr

Ottoman Lineage, Pre-Islamic (Silselename) by Ottoman History Podcast, via Flickr

Rhyton terminating in the forepart of a wild goat/Date: ca. 4th–2nd century B.C. Geography: Iran Medium: Silver Dimensions: 9.45 x 7.87 in. (24 x 19.99 cm) Classification: Metalwork-Vessels

Rhyton terminating in the forepart of a wild goat/Date: ca. 4th–2nd century B.C. Geography: Iran Medium: Silver Dimensions: 9.45 x 7.87 in. (24 x 19.99 cm) Classification: Metalwork-Vessels

PERSEPOLIS/The triumph of Shapur I over the Roman Emperor Valerian, and Philip the Arab. ca. 250BC/Valerian (Latin: Publius Licinius Valerianus Augustus;[1] 193/195/200 – 260 or 264), also known as Valerian the Elder, was Roman Emperor from 253 to 259. He was taken captive by Persian king Shapur I after the Battle of Edessa, becoming the only Roman Emperor who was captured as a prisoner of war, causing instability in the Empire. en.wikipedia.org/...

PERSEPOLIS/The triumph of Shapur I over the Roman Emperor Valerian, and Philip the Arab. ca. 250BC/Valerian (Latin: Publius Licinius Valerianus Augustus;[1] 193/195/200 – 260 or 264), also known as Valerian the Elder, was Roman Emperor from 253 to 259. He was taken captive by Persian king Shapur I after the Battle of Edessa, becoming the only Roman Emperor who was captured as a prisoner of war, causing instability in the Empire. en.wikipedia.org/...

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