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History of Iran


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Simple History of Iran flags and emblems

The history of Iran, commonly also known as Persia in the Western world, is intertwined with the history of a larger region, also to an extent known as Greater Iran, comprising the area from Anatolia, the Bosphorus, and Egypt in the west to the borders of Ancient India and the Syr Darya in the east, and from the Caucasus and the Eurasian Steppe in the north to the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman in the south.
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    • Prehistory 

    • Classical antiquity 

    • Medieval Iran 

    • Mongol conquest and rule (1219–1370) 

    • Timurid Empire (1370–1507) 

    • Kara Koyunlu 

    • Ak Koyunlu 

    • Early modern era (1502–1925) 

    • Pahlavi era (1925–1979) 

    • Revolution and the Islamic Republic (1979–present)