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[[Image:Sassanid_empire_map.gif|450px|right|The borders of the Sassanid Empire)]]
 
[[Image:Sassanid_empire_map.gif|450px|right|The borders of the Sassanid Empire)]]
  
The '''Sassanid Empire''' (226-651 A.D.) was a [[monarchy]] in what is now [[Iran]].<ref>[http://www.iranchamber.com/history/sassanids/sassanids.php History of Iran: Sassanid Empire]</ref> It was the only nation to use [[Zoroastrianism]] as the state religion. The empire was destroyed in 651 by the first of the [[Islamic Caliphates]].
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The '''Sassanid Empire''' (226-651 A.D.) was a [[monarchy]] in what is now [[Iran]].<ref>[http://www.iranchamber.com/history/sassanids/sassanids.php History of Iran: Sassanid Empire]</ref> It was the only nation to use [[Zoroastrianism]] as the state religion. The empire was destroyed in 651 by the first of the [[Islamic Caliphates]] after a difficult war with the [[Byzantines]] had left them unable to affectively defend themselves.
  
 
===History===
 
===History===

Revision as of 03:50, 15 May 2007

The borders of the Sassanid Empire)

The Sassanid Empire (226-651 A.D.) was a monarchy in what is now Iran.[1] It was the only nation to use Zoroastrianism as the state religion. The empire was destroyed in 651 by the first of the Islamic Caliphates after a difficult war with the Byzantines had left them unable to affectively defend themselves.

History

The Sassanid Empire was founded in 226 A.D. by Ardashir I. At the height of power, the empire extended to the borders shown in the image. The most famous ruler of the Sassanid Empire is Khosro I.

  1. History of Iran: Sassanid Empire

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