Parthian Empire (Organization, Concept)

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Parthian Empire (en), Partherreich (de), Imperio parto (es), Empire parthe (fr), Παρθική Αυτοκρατορία (el), Impero partico (it)Additional labels
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Parthia (en)


The Parthian Empire (247 BC – 224 AD), also known as the Arsacid Empire, was a major Iranian political and cultural power in ancient Iran. It was formed in the mid-3rd century B.C. when Arsaces I rebelled against the Seleucid Empire. The Parthians were Rome's chief rival in the east for three centuries until the empire's eventual collapse in A.D. 224 when Shapur of Persis revolted and formed a new Sasanian dynasty in the Middle East and Persia.

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