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By Georges Roux

ISBN-10: 014012523X

ISBN-13: 9780140125238

The ebook presents an advent to the heritage of old Mesopotamia and its civilizations, incorporating archaeological and old unearths as much as 1992.

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Stronach 2003b: 251. Cf. Stronach 1997a: 38; contra Henkelman 2003b: 193. Stronach has noted: “it is of special interest that so much is made, through clearly conscious repetition, of the distinctive Anshanite titulary of Cyrus’ own blood line. While the argument is sometimes advanced that Cyrus only introduced the toponym ‘Anshan’ instead of ‘Parsa’ in his Mesopotamian inscriptions in order to give his Persian homeland a name that would have been more readily recognisable to a Mesopotamian audience, 26 54.

76. The town Urgūn is 130 kilometres east of Moqur. e. 43 The fort at Kalāt-e Ghilzai indicates military organisation. There is no question of asserting that migration patterns remained unchanged in this sector over two and a half millennia, but I would suggest “Khnenta inhabited by the Vehrkāna” should be visualised in such a way. e. the five rivers of Panjāb, plus the Kābul river, plus the Indus). Humbach’s attempt to shift this country to the upper Oxus basin is rightly rejected by Witzel44 (and 42 BIRTH OF THE PERSIAN EMPIRE ignored by the others) in view of the Ahrimanic plague of Hapta Hendu: the “excessive heat”.

90 Rather than assimilating this with the Amardoi of the northern Zagros,91 it is more likely that these authors were referring to the same group called the “Mardoi” by Strabo, who identified them as “brigands” (Geog. 1) inhabiting that part of Persis known as Mardene (Arrian, Ind. 5, 6). e. 95 Our excavations have focused on two large mounds, Tol-e Nurabad and Tol-e Spid, where recent excavations have revealed Neo-Elamite and Achaemenid as well as much earlier occupation dating back to c. 96 Finally, if what we today call the Persian empire was, in fact, originally an Anshanite empire, established by Kurash, king of Anshan, then its creation must be seen not as a new creation ab novo but as a major revival in the political fortunes of a group which had not risen to such heights since ShutrukNahhunte brought about the downfall of the Kassite dynasty.

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