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Ancient country in western Asia that was conquered by the Sassanid Dynasty in AD 226: At its height in the early 1st century BC, as the Parthian empire included the area between the Euphrates and Indus rivers and between the Amu Darya and the Persian Gulf. Parthians were famous as horsemen and archers. Parthian Empire was weakened by internal disorder and by conflict with Rome.See also the List of Parthian Kings under Parthian Dynasty. (Wikipedia) - Parthia This article is about the region of Parthia. For the empire ruled by Parthians, see Parthian Empire. For the thoroughbred racehorse, see Parthia (horse).Young man with Parthian costume. Palmyra, Syria, 1st half of the 3rd century AD. Decoration of a funerary stela. The Louvre.

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Hellenistic-era depiction of Parthian king Bahram (or Farhad) like Hercules carved in 153 B.C. The Parthian empire included the area between the Euphrates and Indus rivers and between the Amu Darya and the Persian Gulf. Augustus of Prima Porta, a famous statue of Roman Emperor Octavius. Ornated on his chest (armor) an officer is receiving a Roman Standard which was lost at the Battle of Carrhae in 53 BC, from a bearded Parthian after a peace treaty following diplomacy. Excavation site in the Parthian Nesa City in modern Turkmenistan. The city of Nesa or Partha-Nesa is the oldest known residence of Parthians which used to be near modern Ashkabad city of Turkmenistan. Very amazing Iranian Map in 1595 which shows the extent of the Persian Empire with provinces such as Ariana,  Drangiana, Media, Sogdia, Parthia, Bactria,, Margiana, Hyrcania, Kerman, Mesopotamia, Arabia, etc. Coin of Ord 2, King of Parthia (c. 56 - 37 BC) The reverse shows a seated archer with a bow. The Greek inscription means: king of kings, great Arsaces, and founder. Ord 2. retired in favor of his son Farhad 4. who murdered him shortly after.
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