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Parthia

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World Encyclopedia

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2004
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Encyclopedias
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72 words

Region in ancient Persia, corresponding approximately to the modern Iranian province of Khurasan, with part of s Turkmenistan. It

Parthia

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Josef Wiesehöfer

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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2012
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Classical studies, History
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The people whom Greeks and Romans called Parthians were originally Parni, members of the semi-nomad Dahae confederacy north of Hyrcania. Their Greek name is derived from the Achaemenian ... More
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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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2006

an ancient kingdom which lay SE of the Caspian Sea in present-day Iran. From c. 250 bc to c. 230...

Parthian Empire

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Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea Scrolls

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2008

Around 250 bce the Seleucid dynasty, which ruled Iran, Mesopotamia, and Syria, was disturbed by internal struggles. Then a nomadic

Parthians

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

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Current Version:
2011
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Archaeology, History
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Parthava, which lies southeast of the Caspian Sea, was part of the Achaemenid Empire. It is recorded in royal inscriptions,

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A Dictionary of the Bible (2 ed.)

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2010
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Religion
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91 words

A people of Iran, of Scythian origin, and very warlike. By about 130 bce their empire extended from the *

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology (2 ed.)

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2009
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Archaeology, History
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112 words

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A semi‐nomadic steppe people who established themselves in northern Iran about 250 bc under Arsaces. Between 160 and 140 ...

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