Zoroastrianism was born in the 7th century BC and spread from Azerbaijan to all Persian lands including the subsequent Persian empires
(see the Prophet Zoroaster's birth and life via Google).
Now, it was the Persian Empire
that stood on the defensive, preparing to withstand attacks by the Greeks.
The original Azeris were Zoroastrian and the origin of an ancient Persian Empire
based on the Aryan race (one of the Indo-European ethnic groups).
Portraits and sculptures were also on the block, along with paintings of ancient scenes of the Persian Empire
and the mosques of Esfahan.
It is all about resurrecting the Persian Empire
in the region and in order to achieve its goal, Tehran is playing the sectarian card.
Historically, Iraq was the cradle of civilisations and, many centuries later, was where the Sassanid Persian Empire
was defeated by the first Arab Army in Islam under Khaled Ibn al-Walid, a warrior companion of the Prophet Muhammad, in the Battle of Qadessiyah (Iraq).
6 million passengers in 2014, serves Irans third largest city, the capital of the Persian empire
in the 16th and 17th centuries, renowned for its rich cultural and historic heritage.
According to Gomaa, Tehran is trying to draw the region into a sectarian war and mess withnational security in Arab and Sunni countries and to launch its Persian empire
40pm, ITV Leonidas, fearless king of Sparta, leads 300 of his finest warriors into battle against the vast invading armies of the ruler of the Persian empire
King Leonidas (Gerard Butler) refuses to surrender to the all-conquering Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro), so the leader of the Persian empire
sends his massive army into battle against the meagre 300 men that Leonidas's Sparta can muster.
When Aurelius Castus, a decorated veteran of victorious campaigns against the Persian Empire
, accepts a promotion to centurion, it comes at the price of transfer from the elite II Herculia legion, in which he won his reputation, to the rather less glorious VI Victrix legion, a garrison force stationed at the "edge of the world" in northern Britannia.
Saudi leaders keep claiming that the Safawi ideology of Iran's theocracy is nothing other than a cover for its plan to revive the Persian Empire
at the expense of the Arabs, the Turks and other racial groups in the GME.
This is a very interesting work which touches on many topics, the authority of the Torah, Jewish life in the Persian Empire
, the composition and authorship of the Bible and, most significantly, the changing way Ezra himself has been perceived throughout the centuries.
The Arabs - both Sunni and Shi'ite - describe Safawi Shi'ism as a racist regime trying to kill Islam and revive the Persian Empire
over the heads of non-Persians in the Muslim World - i.
IRGC's Commander Gen Muhammad-Ali Ja'fari on March 11 said Iran had reached "a new chapter" in its aim of restoring the Persian empire
through "exporting our revolution".