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Caspian Sea

Overview page. Subjects: Maritime History.

Named after the ancient Caspii who lived on its southwestern shores, the Caspian is the world’s largest inland body of water. Geographically it is a lake, but it is big ...

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Parthians

E. J. Keall.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

November 1996; p ublished online April 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology of the Near East; Religious Studies; Biblical Studies. 1017 words.

Parthava, which lies southeast of the Caspian Sea, was part of the Achaemenid Empire. It is recorded in royal inscriptions,

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The Central Alborz Region in the Iron Age

Ali Mousavi.

in The Oxford Handbook of Ancient Iran

June 2013; p ublished online October 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Archaeology of the Near East. 7209 words.

The provinces of Gilan and Mazandaran, to the south of the Caspian Sea, as well as the immediate environs of the capital, Tehran, are home to a large number of important sites including...

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The Arsacids (Parthians)

Stefan R. Hauser.

in The Oxford Handbook of Ancient Iran

June 2013; p ublished online October 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Archaeology of the Near East. 10793 words.

The Arsacid dynasty originated in Parthia, to the east of the Caspian Sea, and created an empire that lasted for nearly 500 years and extended from the Euphrates to Central Asia. This...

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