A bas-relief at Persepolisdepicting the united Medes and Persians By the second millennium BC, the ancient Iranian peoples arrived in what is now Iran from the Eurasian Steppe rivaling the native settlers of the region. From the late 10th to the late seventh century BC, the Iranian peoples, together with the "pre-Iranian" kingdoms, fell onkine the domination of the Assyrian Empirebased in northern Mesopotamia.
The civil war ravaged the Assyrian Empire between and BC, thus freeing their respective peoples from three centuries of Assyrian rule. The conquest of Media was a result of what is called the Persian Revolt.
The brouhaha was initially triggered by the actions of the Median ruler Astyagesand was quickly spread to other provinces, as they allied with the Persians. Later conquests under Cyrus and his successors expanded the empire to include LydiaBabylonEgyptparts of the Balkans and Eastern Europe proper, as well as the lands to the west of the Indus and Oxus rivers.
Cyrus entered Babylon and presented himself as a traditional Mesopotamian monarch. Subsequent Achaemenid art and iconography reflect the influence of the new political reality in Mesopotamia. Following the premature death of Alexander, Iran came under the control of the Hellenistic Seleucid Empire. In the middle of the second century BC, the Parthian Empire rose to become the main power in Iran, and the century-long geopolitical arch-rivalry between the Romans and the Parthians began, culminating in the Roman—Parthian Wars. The Parthian Empire continued as a feudal monarchy http://rectoria.unal.edu.co/uploads/tx_fhdebug/kenya-sugar-daddy-dating-site/matchmaking-for-marriage-free.php nearly five centuries, until CE, when it was succeeded by the Sasanian Empire.
http://rectoria.unal.edu.co/uploads/tx_fhdebug/dating-obstetric-ultrasound/funny-dating-profile-examples.php antiquity is considered one of Iran's most influential periods, as under the Sasanians their influence reached the culture of ancient Rome and through that as far as Western Europe  Africa Chinaand India and played a prominent role in the formation of the medieval art of both Europe.]