Ancient Persia: Timelines and Charts
Ancient Persian Lists, Charts, and Timelines
A Chronology of Persian History
From the dawn of history Persia has preserved its individuality while influencing the art, architecture and culture of other countries. This chronology catalogues and compares Iran's colourful history with that of the rest of the world from 4000 BC to modern times.
A Timeline of the Persians
Chronology of Ancient Persia (559 BC - 642 AD)
Genealogy of Parthian Rulers
This chart presents the genealogy on which all dating and attributions of this web site are based, and represents the generally accepted genealogy for Parthian rulers and rival claimants. (See commentary below.) In main, the chronologies of Frye [The History of Ancient Iran (1984), pp. 209ff, 360] and Sellwood [An Introduction to the Coinage of Parthia, 1980, 2nd ed...] are followed with some modification. Specific changes include revisions to the early kings following Koshelenko's theory of descent based on information found in the Parthian ostraca of Nisa. [Koshelenko (1976), "Genealogia Pervykh Arshakidov", p. 34]. Koshelenko reconciles Justin (Trogus) with Arrian, based on archaeological evidence. Olson's study of Greek letterforms (1973) and additional numismatic evidence have been considered. The revised father-son relationship between Mithradates IV and Vologases IV is established by the inscription on the bronze Herakles [W. I. al-Salihi, Sumer 43 (1984), p. 219, and J. Black, ibid., p. 230]. Tiridates III was added at the end of the genealogy following Sellwood's clarification of a numismatic inscription in "The End of the Parthian Dynasty" (1990).
History of Iran Timeline
From Ancient Persia to Contemporary Iran "“ History of Iran Timeline.
From Ancient Persia to Contemporary Iran covers the highlights of Iran's history in a brief, easy to read, factually acurate and inexpensive timeline. The full-color 11" x 5" brochure opens accordion-style to the size of 11" x 35." The highest quality paper and printing process have been used to make it a lovely gift for all occasions and a wonderful way to introduce someone to the history and cultural heritage of Iran.
Kingdoms of Persia
The Persians (or Parsu) were a grouping of Indo-Europeans who settled to the east of ancient Elam during the period of instability and migration which occurred throughout the Middle East between 1200-900 BC, when other tribal groups such as the Aramaeans and the Sea Peoples were causing chaos further west. The Persian capital until 559 BC was Pasargadae, before increasing dominance saw them move it to the former Elamite capital at Susa. In effect, they were Elam's successors, inheriting their language and culture, especially during the Achaemenid period.
Persia History Timeline
Achaemenid Persia. Persian Timeline
Rulers and Dynasties of Persia (Iran)
The following is a timetable of rulers and dynasties that ruled over Iran. It has been tried to name all rulers of Iran from the period of the Medesto the present. The dates mentioned are the period that the person inquestion ruled over (some part of ) Iran. Therefore you will also find different persons during the same time period. They probably ruled over different parts or were rival pretenders to the throne.
Timeline of Iranian History
Timeline of Iranian History from Ancient Persia to the Islamic Republic
Timeline of Persia (1500 BC - 1953)
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