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7000 years of Iran & Iranian History & Culture Heritage __ An extensive history of Iran along with a lot of additional information about Iran. - From -

Brief History of Modern Iran __ You will find a history of modern Iran from Qajar times to present day.  "Like ancient Persia, which included parts of Iraq, Iran has a long, creative and glorious history. Unlike many other Middle Eastern countries, Iran managed to remain independent throughout much of its history." - illustrated - From -

From Ancient Persia to Contemporary Iran - History of Iran Timeline __ While this is a review for a book, it does provide an excellent timeline for the history of Iran. - From - 

History of Iran __ You will find an extensive encyclopedic article along with links to additional materials. - illustrated - From wikipedia -


History of Iran __ "Articles cover the country's history from ancient times through the Pahlavis, including various Persian kingdoms and empires."  A large website packed with information. - From -

History of Iran __ "Comprehensive online resources about the history of the country of Iran." - From -

History of Iran __ A general overview of Iranian history. - From -  

History of Iran: Historic Periods & Events __ You may find everything you are looking for in this extensive collection of click-to-read articles and resources about Iranian history. - illustrated - From -


Internet Ancient History Sourcebook: Persia __ Resources galore about Iranian history. - From -

Iran History __ Timeline of important dates and events in Iranian history along with embedded text links to related materials. - From -

Iran History __ "The name Iran is derived from the Aryan tribes who took control of Persia around 1600 BC. In 550 BC Cyrus the Great seized the throne of one of the dominant tribes, the Medes, from which he established an empire covering Babylonia, Syria and Asia Minor and, later on, Thrace, Macedonia and Egypt."  A good look at Iran's history along with other information about the country. - From -

Iran: History __ Here is an extensive list of resources for Iranian history. - From -

Iran History __ "The first distinct people to emerge on the Iranian plateau were probably the Elamites, who established a city at Shush in the far south-west. The Aryans came to the region in the second millennium BC, bringing with them some agricultural and domestic skills. It wasn't until the middle of the 6th century BC, when the Achaemenian king Cyrus the Great ruled the region, that Persian history was documented."  You will find a colorful history of Iran. - From -

Iran History __ A brief look at Iran history.  For more detail, click "more information." - From - 


iran's history in brief __ " The written history of Iran begins with the early Achaemenids, some 2,500 years ago, but since then till the dawn of Islam in Iran, all that is available on the Iranian history has been written by the ancient Greeks, who were then Iran's greatest enemies. So, the pre-Islamic historical sources are not completely reliable although there are indications that Greek historians often faithfully recorded the facts."  An extended look at the history of Iran with some of the later material in the form of a timeline. - From - - Royalty & Monarchy in Iran and Persia __ History, news, and books about royalty in Iran and ancient Persia. - From -

World History Archives: History of Iran __ Collection of click-to-read articles and resources about Iranian history. - From -   


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