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Chehel Sotoon Palace | ShopiPersia

Chehel Sotoon Palace

Isfahan Chehelstone Palace is one of the historical monuments of Isfahan. The forty-column palace, which has an area of 67,000 square meters, began its construction during the reign of Shah Abbas I and a mansion was built in the middle of it. Shah Abbas I built a pavilion in the…

Naqsh-e Jahan Square

Naqsh-e Jahan Square

Naghsh Jahan Square is also famous with the historical name of Shah Square and after the Iranian Revolution of 1978 with the official name of Imam Square, the central square of Isfahan, which is located in the heart of the historical complex of Naghsh Jahan. Naghsh Jahan Square was registered…

Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque | ShopiPersia

Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque

Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque (built in 1602-1619 AD) is one of the historical and well-known mosques in Isfahan, on the eastern side of Naghsh Jahan Square, which was built during the Safavid period. This mosque is a masterpiece of architecture and tiling of the 11th century AH, which was built by…

Darius the Great Persian King

Darius the Great Persian King

Darius Darius I, or Darius the Great, was the fourth Achaemenid emperor, son of Vishtasp, wife of Atossa and son-in-law of Cyrus the Great.  He ascended the throne in 522 BC, with the help of several elders of seven Persian aristocratic families, killing Gaumat the Magian. He then suppressed internal…

Achaemenid Empire | ShopiPersia

Achaemenid Empire

The Achaemenid Empire (Ancient Persian: Xšāça, “Imperial” – 550-330 BC), known as the Persian Empire in Western literature, was an ancient Persian empire founded by Cyrus the Great. This government encompassed almost the entire civilized world of that time, and therefore the Achaemenid Empire was the first and only government…

Safavid Empire (Safavid Dynasty)

Safavid Empire (Safavid Dynasty)

Safavid Empire The Safavids were an Iranian and Shia dynasty who ruled Iran for 235 years from 880 to 1114 A.D. (1148–907 A.D. and 1736–1501 CE). The Safavid Empire was founded by Shah Ismail I, who was crowned in Tabriz in 880 AH, and the last Safavid king was Shah…

History of Iran (Persian Empire)

History of Iran (Persian Empire)

Persian Empire Hegel considers the Iranians to be the first historical nation and the Persian Empire to be the first empire in history. The history of Iran begins with the arrival of the Aryans, from whom Iran is also named, on the plateau of Iran. But this does not mean…

Persian Immortals (Achaemenid Empire)

Persian Immortals (Achaemenid Empire)

Persian Immortals The Immortals and (recorded in Greek as Athánatoi) or Persian Immortals is the name given by Herodotus, the famous Greek historian, to the tens of thousands of infantry of the Achaemenid army. The Greeks called them immortal because, contrary to popular practice in the ancient world, this battalion…

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