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Video ANA Academy: Parthia - The Forgotten Empire And Their Coinage

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 Posted 02/10/2021  8:25 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add CCFPress to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
ANA - Parthia was an Empire occupied the region of modern-day Iran and Iraq for over 400 years, yet is almost forgotten today. Learn more about this fascinating empire through its coinage. Instructor: Doug Mudd


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Thanks for posting. I could quibble about a couple mistakes made in the presentation but, overall, a good intro to Parthian history and coinage.
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Well the history is "forgotten" as it does not fit the current narrative. I recall being told in Turkey today they talk about a weak group who ruled the country for a long time who were called Byzantine but they discredit much of that history in schools. So modern day Iran is different from when the Shah of Iran before the revolution "Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi" and Pahlavi meaning Parthian apparently. (From Websters: Persian pahlavi;, from Pahlav Parthia, from Old Persian Parthava) Add to that Shah from Persian the title Shananshah so King of Kings. Now clearly he was using the history to justify being a King against most of his people wishes, nevertheless at one time that history was being spoken of more even if for a propaganda tool.

From the site below: "The Shah saw himself as heir to the kings of ancient Iran, and in 1971 he held an extravagant celebration of 2,500 years of Persian monarchy. In 1976 he replaced the Islamic calendar with an "imperial" calendar, which began with the foundation of the Persian empire more than 25 centuries earlier."

In today's time there is so much available on the internet one would think you could not erase history as easily, hopefully, but I got a kick out of the 1984 book where the guys job was to look through history and pull out references that were no longer supported as official history. Apparently in the 1940's there was a belief that one day a central data bank was all there would be and it would be editable. Luckily that never happened. There are just too many countries and too many computers to ever completely erase anything.
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