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Persian empire

  1. 1. Sassanian Dynasty (224 AD-651AD)
  2. 2. Brief History of the Sassanian Empire • In 224 AD, the SASSANIAN DYNASTY, under the leadership of ARDASHIR I, overthrew the Parthian Empire.• It spread to the INDUS RIVER and to the north of the TIGRIS-EUPHRATES
  3. 3. SASSANID EMPIRE COVERAGE
  4. 4. Ardashir I• was born in the late 2nd century in Istakhr what is present-day Fars in Iran• was the founder of the Sassanid Empire• "King of Kings of Sassanid Empire " (Shahenshah) with the overthrow of the Parthian Empire
  5. 5. Ardashir I• once Ardashir was appointed Shahenshah, he moved his capital further to the south of Persis and founded Ardashir-Khwarrah• became the center of Ardashirs efforts to gain more power
  6. 6. The investiture of Ardashir I by Ahuramazda
  7. 7. List of Kings of the Sassanid Empire:• Shapur I was the son of Ardashir I• Bahram I• Bahram II• Bahram III
  8. 8. Ghaleh Dokhtar (or "The Maidens Castle") in present-day Fars, Iran, built by Ardashir in 209, before he was finally able to defeat the Parthian empire.
  9. 9. List of Kings of the Sassanid Empire:• Narseh “Great King of Armenia” “Sakan King”
  10. 10. List of Kings of the Sassanid Empire:• Hormoz II• Shapur II• Ardashir II• Shapur III• Bahram IV
  11. 11. List of Kings of the Sassanid Empire:• Yazdgerd I• Bahram V• Yazdgerd II• Hormoz III• Peroz
  12. 12. List of Kings of the Sassanid Empire:• Balash• Kaveh I (first reign)• Zamasp• Kaveh I (second reign)• Khosro I, Anoushirvan
  13. 13. List of Kings of the Sassanid Empire:• Hormoz IV• Bahram VI, Chobin• Khosro II, Parviz• Kaveh II• Ardashir III
  14. 14. List of Kings of the Sassanid Empire:• Shahrvaraz• Porandokht• Hormoz V• Yazdgerd III
  15. 15. Sassanian Dynasty• Revived the Persian civilization promoted by Archaemenids• began to acknowledge the accomplishments of the Persians
  16. 16. Sassanian Dynasty• made Zoroastrianism the official religion Religion and philosophy based on the teachings of prophet Zoroaster• the Zend Avesta or Holy Book was compiled
  17. 17. Sassanian Dynasty• during this time, Christianity was made the official religion of the Romans The traditional nemesis of the Parthians and Sassanians

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