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Iranian Civilization Museum


Iran Civilization Museum


The plateau of Iran is among the oldest civilization centers in the history of humanity and has an important place in archeological studies. The history of settlement in the plateau of Iran, from the new Stone Age till the migration of Aryans to this region, is not yet very clear. But there is reliable evidence indicating that Iran has been inhabited since a very long time ago. According to archeological excavations conducted In these civilization centers, some vestiges have been discovered, the antiquity of which dates back to the 5th millennium BC. The migration of Aryan tribes to the Plateau of Iran began in the 2nd millennium BC. Out of these tribes, the Parthians dwelled in Khorassan, the Medes in the west, and the Parsees resided in southern Iran. The Median government rose in Hegmataneh (Ekbatan), the present Hamadan. The Achaemenidae established the first great Persian Empire after defeating the Medes and conquest of their capital The limits of the Achaemenian territory during the reign of Dariush the great (522-485 BC.) extended from the plain of the Indus (Sindh) River in the east to the borders of Greece in the west. Passargadae and Persepolis are among the vestiges of this period and, as important historical sites, are visited by a significant number of foreign tourists annually. During this time the interaction between Iranian and Hellenic cultures occurred. Around the year 250 BC, the Parthians, who were an Aryan tribe as well as horse riders, advanced from Khorassan towards the west and south-west and founded their government over Iran Plateau in Teesfoon- Ctesiphon. The Sassanides, after defeating the last Parthian king in 225 AD, founded a new government which lasted until mid 7th century AD. With respect to its political, social, and cultural characteristics, the ancient period of Iran (Persia) is one of the most magnificent epochs of Iranian history. Out of this era, many cultural and historical monuments have remained in Persepolis, Passargadae, Susa, Shooshtar, Hamadan, Marvdasht, Naqsh-e-Rostam, Taq-e-Bostan and Nayshabur, which are worth seeing. Today we are proud to acknowledge the opening of PGSC s second online museum by the name “Iran Civilization Museum” the museum that shows you the remarkable rich civilization of one of the oldest countries of the world. The super power of the ancient world called Iran(Persia). This museum is the joint work of the archaeologist Ms. Sanaz Khoshkhoo and the managing director of the Persian gulf studies center Mr. Roozbeh Parsapour.







IRAN, Pre Achaemenid

4000 BCE - 550 BCE


IRAN, Achaemenid Dynasty

550 BCE – 330 BCE

Achaemenid Empire map


IRAN, Parthian Dynasty

247 BCE – 224 CE

Parthian Empire Map


IRAN, Sassanid Dynasty

224 – 651


IRAN, After Islam

661– Up to now

Safavid Map