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Shahpur II Zolaktaf,Shapour II

شاپور دوم ، شاهپور 2 ذوالاکتاف

Shapour II (309-379) became king when he was still a fetus! During Shapour II's reign, the Sassanid Empire reached its golden glory again.After the death of the Sassanid king Hormazd II (302-309), courtiers killed his eldest son, blinded the second, and imprisoned the third. The throne was reserved for Shapour II, the unborn child of one of the wives of Hormazd II. Shapour II is the only king in history to be crowned in uterus: the crown was placed on his mother's belly. Shapour II was thus born king; the government was conducted by his mother and a council. When Shapour II became king, he turned out to be one of the greatest monarchs of the Sassanid Empire.In 331, he defeated Arab tribes who had invaded from Bahrain; Shapour II ordered their expulsion to the area near Kerman. It's been reported that their shoulders had been punctured to let a rope get through as a punishment and that is how Shapour II earned the title Zolaktaf..

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Sassanid Taghebostan Relief Shapour 2 in crowning eremony of his son Shapour 3 .Tagh-e-Bostan and its rock relief are one of the 30 surviving Sassanid relics of the Zagros mountains.Figures of the two kings have been carved in silhouette. Shapour 2nd of Sassanid dynasty.Shapour II who had became king before birth and his reign was longer than his life had once again, after Shapour II,  extended Iranian territory from China to the Mediterranean Sea. This Silver plate shows Sassanid king Shapour II Hunting. He is mounted on the back of a deer pushing his dagger into its neck. Shapour II (309-379) became king when he was a fetus! During Shapour II's reign, the Sassanid Empire reached its glory again. Oval painting shows Shapour and Valerian fighting Valerian Philip submission to Shapour after defeat in battle. start a Persian invasion. At first successful, he was later defeated by the Persian king Shapour I and died 260 AD in captivity.
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