Ancient Countries

Ancient Countries

List of Iranian Dynasties

Scythian kingdoms Scythian Kingdom in West Asia (c. 7th century BC–c. 600s BC) Scythian Kingdom in Pontic Steppe (c. 600s BC–c. 3rd century BC) Median dynasty (ca. 678 BCE–549 BCE) of Median origin Orontid dynasty (570–200 BC) of Iranian origin Pharnacid dynasty (c. 550–320 BC) of Persian origin Achaemenid dynasty (550–330 BC) of Persian origin Ariarathid dynasty (331 BC–96 BC) of Iranian origin Atropatene (320s BC–3rd century AD) of Iranian origin Parthian Empire (“Arsacid dynasty of Parthia”; 247 BC–224 AD) …

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Sultan Selim III

Selim III (Ottoman Turkish: سليم ثالث, Selim; 24 December 1761 – 28 July 1808) was the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire from 1789 to 1807. Regarded as an enlightened ruler, the Janissaries eventually deposed and imprisoned him, and placed his cousin Mustafa on the throne as Mustafa IV. Selim was subsequently killed by a group of …

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Sultan Osman Gazi

Osman I or Osman Ghazi (Ottoman Turkish: عثمان غازى, romanized: ʿOsmān Ġāzī; Turkish: I. Osman or Osman Gazi; died 1323/4), sometimes transliterated archaically as Othman, was the founder of the Ottoman Empire. Perhaps it is the scarcity of information about the life of the founder of the Ottoman dynasty that makes it all the more intriguing. Historians …

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Lost ancient Peruvian fresco

BY AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE – AFP Archaeologists have unearthed a pre-Hispanic fresco depicting mythological scenes in northern Peru, which had been lost for a century. “It’s an exceptional discovery, first of all, because it is rare to unearth wall paintings of such quality in pre-Colombian archaeology,” said Sam Ghavami, the Swiss archaeologist who led excavations that …

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Terracotta Army

New sculptures have been discovered in the mausoleum of the first emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang, which is famous for being guarded by the Terracotta Army, the thousands of sculptures of soldiers made from clay. Archeologists excavating the burial pit in the huge tomb in the city of Xian discovered 1,400 new soldier statues, …

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