Before Current Era Agricultural Revolution The Agricultural Revolution made permanent settlements possible and the creation of complex civilizations started.
|Ancient Iranian History and Histography | CAIS||The four-winged guardian figure representing Cyrus the Great, a bas-relief found at Pasargadae on top of which was once inscribed in three languages the sentence "I am Cyrus the king, an Achaemenian.|
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According to the Histories of Herodotusthere were six Median tribes: Now these are the tribes of which they consist: The six Median tribes resided in Media proper, the triangular shaped area between Ecbatana, Rhagae and Aspadana. Of the Median tribes, the Magi resided in Rhaga,  modern Tehran.
Skalmowski proposes a relation with the proto-Indo European word "med h -", meaning "central, suited in the middle", by referring to the Old Indic "madhya-" and Old Iranian "maidiia-" which both carry the same meaning. Greek scholars during antiquity would base ethnological conclusions on Greek legends and the similarity of names.
According to the Histories of Herodotus BC: This is the Medes' own account of themselves.
After failing to make Aegeus kill his older son Theseusshe and her son escape to Ariawhere the Medes take their name from her, according to several Greek and later Roman accounts, including in Pausanias ' Description of Greece 1st century AD.
These tribes expanded their control over larger areas. Subsequently, the boundaries of Media changed over a period of several hundred years. To the west and northwest it was bounded by the Zagros Mountains and from the east by Dasht-e Kavir.
This region of Media was ruled by the Assyrians and for them the region "extended along the Great Khorasan Road from just east of Harhar to Alwand, and probably beyond. It was limited on the north by the non Iranian state of the Mannaeanson the south by Ellipi. This land was located near a mountain range which the Assyrians call "Bikni" and describe as "Lapis Lazuli Mountain".
There are various opinion on the location of this mountain. Mount Damavand of Tehran and Alvand of Hamadan are two proposed sites. This location is the most remote eastern area that the Assyrians knew of or reached during their expansion until the beginning of the 7th century BC.
Agamtanu- corresponding to modern-day Hamadan. The fourth city of Media was Apameanear Ecbatana, whose precise location is now unknown. In later periods, Medes and especially Mede soldiers are identified and portrayed prominently in ancient archaeological sites such as Persepoliswhere they are shown to have a major role and presence in the military of the Achaemenid Empire.
Archaeology[ edit ] Excavation from ancient Ecbatane, Hamadan, Iran The discoveries of Median sites in Iran happened only after the s.
Stronach as the director. The excavations, started inwere led by T. The excavations of Young indicate the remains of part of a single residence of a local ruler which later became quite substantial.
The excavations were conducted by C. The second level of this site probably dates to the 7th century BC. Iranian tribes were present in western and northwestern Iran from at least the 12th or 11th centuries BC.
But the significance of Iranian elements in these regions were established from the beginning of the second half of the 8th century BC. This allowed new peoples to pass through and settle.
In addition Elamthe dominant power in Iran, was suffering a period of severe weakness, as was Babylonia to the west. In western and northwestern Iran and in areas further west prior to Median rule, there is evidence of the earlier political activity of the powerful societies of Elam, Mannaea, Assyria and Urartu.
Neo-Assyrian dominance over the Medians came to an end during the reign of Median King Cyaxareswho, in alliance with Nabopolassar of Babylon and Chaldeaand the Scythians and Cimmeriansattacked and destroyed the strife-riven empire between and BC.
After the fall of Assyria between BC and BC, a unified Median state was formed, which together with Babylonia, Lydiaand ancient Egypt became one of the four major powers of the ancient Near East.
However, nowadays there is doubt whether a united Median Empire ever existed. Firstly, Herodotus who calls them "kings" and associates them with the same family.
A combined list stretching over years is thus:Gandhara was known in Sanskrit as गन्धार gandhāra, in Avestan as Vaēkərəta, in Old Persian as Gadāra (Old Persian cuneiform: 𐎥𐎭𐎠𐎼, Gadāra, also transliterated as Ga n dāra since the nasal "n" before consonants was omitted in the Old Persian script, and simplified as Gandara) in Babylonian and Elamite as Paruparaesanna (Para-upari-sena), in Chinese as T: 犍陀羅.
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Monumental architecture and more elaborate forms of artistic representation reflect an increasingly differentiated social hierarchy.