Ancient Persia: Maps & Geography
Persian Maps of the Achaemenid, Empire, Wars and Territory
Achaemenid Persian Maps of the Empire
The Achaemenid empire at its greatest, during the reign of Darius I, 500 B.C. The map below shows the borders of the satrapies which were to fluctuate with numerous revolts. Artaxerxes III reconsolidated the empire in 343 B.C.
Ancient Persia Geography
Persia was a land that included parts of what are now Iran and Afghanistan. The map above shows the Achaemenid Empire at its peak in 500BC. It was the center of an empire that stretched west to the central Mediterranean Sea, east to India, and from the Gulf of Oman in the southern Russia in the north. Persia is one of the world's most mountainous countries. Its mountains have helped to shape both the political and the economic history of the country for several centuries. The mountains enclose several broad basins, or plateaus, on which major agricultural and urban settlements are located. There are no major river systems in the country, and historically transportation was by means of caravans that followed routes traversing gaps and passes in the mountains. The mountains also impeded easy access to the Persian Gulf and the Caspian Sea.
Interactive Map of Parthia
Interactive Map to the Regions of Iran
Iran - Achaemenid Dynasty; 550-330BCE
Iran - Achaemenid (Hakhâmaneshiyân) Dynasty; 550-330BCE
Iran - Medes/Median Dynasty 728 -550 BC
Linguistic Composition of Iran Map
Map of Ancient Iran Depicting the Achaemenid Category
Map of Iran
Map of Persia
Persian in its greatest extent 500 B.C.
Map of Persia
Map: The Empire of Cyrus II, 529 B.C.
Modern Iran Map
Parthian Arsacid Dynasty; 247 BC - 224 AD
Iran - Parthian /Arsacid (Ashkâniân) Dynasty; 247BCE-CE224
Persian Wars Interactive Map
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