SASANIAN RO C K R E LI E F P AN E LS – TAASA Review September 2010


This article was originally found in the September 2010 edition of TAASA Review (Volume 19, Issue 3, Page 18).

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Ali Asadi T he Sasanian dynasty (224 ­ 654 CE) represents a new golden age in Iranian civilization, emerging more than five centuries after the fall of the Achaemenian Empire (330 BCE).

The Sasanians started their expansion from Istakhr city, located about five km north of the ruined city of Persepolis.

Ardeshir (224 ­ 240 CE), the founder and first king of the dynasty, conquered the lands of a multitude of neighbouring rulers and with the final defeat of the Parthian king Artaban V in the Battle of Hormozdgan (location unknown), all of Parthian territory came under Sasanian control...