Visual Timeline: Parthian Empire

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247 BCE - 224 CE: Empire of the Parthians.
 
141 BCE: Persis passes from Seleucid to Parthian domination.
 
 
129 BCE: Parthians conquer Mesopotamia. The Silk Road to China is now controlled by the Parthians.
 
 
100 BCE: Ctesiphon becomes Parthian capital.
 
53 BCE: Battle of Carrhae. Crassus is captured and executed by the Parthians.
 
 
19 BCE: Arch of Augustus built in Rome to commemorate victory over the Parthians.
 
195 CE: First Parthian war.
 
197 CE - 198 CE: Second Parthian war.
 
 
203 CE: Arch of Septimius Severus built in Rome to commemorate victories over the Parthians.
 
211 CE: Ardashir, king (malakh) of Persis, revolts against the Parthians and founds the Sasanian Empire.
 
 
224 CE: Sasanians overthrow the Parthians.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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