The Sassanid Empire c. 620 CE

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Simeon Netchev
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published on 10 January 2023

A map illustrating the rise and expansion of the Sassanid Empire (also known as Erānshahr, "the Domain of the Iranians/Aryans" or Neo-Persian Empire.) Named after the House of Sasan, it was the longest-lived Persian imperial dynasty, enduring from 224 CE until the Islamic conquests in the 7th century. The Sasanians believed themselves successors of the Achaemenids and rivals of the Greco-Roman civilization. The expansion of their power brought perpetual conflict with Rome and Byzantium (at one time holding an Emperor prisoner).

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Simeon Netchev
Simeon is a freelance visual designer with a deep interest in the human side of history. He believes that every image should be an interaction, a commentary, and a narrative, and every map should lead on an exciting journey of exploration and discovery.

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Netchev, S. (2023, January 10). The Sassanid Empire c. 620 CE. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/16853/the-sassanid-empire-c-620-ce/

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Netchev, Simeon. "The Sassanid Empire c. 620 CE." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified January 10, 2023. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/16853/the-sassanid-empire-c-620-ce/.

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Netchev, Simeon. "The Sassanid Empire c. 620 CE." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 10 Jan 2023. Web. 01 Feb 2023.

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