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  • c. 700 BCE - c. 300 BCE
    Probable dates for the development of the worship of the goddess Anahita in ancient Persia.
  • 404 BCE - 358 BCE
    Statues of Anahita are erected in temples throughout the Achaemenid Empire during the reign of Artaxerxes II.
  • c. 404 BCE - c. 358 BCE
    Artaxerxes II engages in a number of building projects including the restoration of Susa, additions to Persepolis, and numerous temples to the goddess Anahita.
  • 247 BCE - 224 CE
    Anahita becomes a warrior goddess during the Parthian Period.
  • 224 CE - 651 CE
    Anahita continues as a warrior goddess during the Sassanian Period but is equally popular in her traditional role as goddess of water, fertility, health, and wisdom; frequently depicted in art.
  • 651 CE
    Worship of Anahita suppressed by Muslim Arabs after the fall of the Sassanian Empire; she is then replaced by Muslim heroines at shrines.

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700 BCE - 300 BCE: Probable dates for the development of the worship of the goddess Anahita in ancient Persia.
 
 
404 BCE - 358 BCE: Statues of Anahita are erected in temples throughout the Achaemenid Empire during the reign of Artaxerxes II.
 
 
404 BCE - 358 BCE: Artaxerxes II engages in a number of building projects including the restoration of Susa, additions to Persepolis, and numerous temples to the goddess Anahita.
 
 
247 BCE - 224 CE: Anahita becomes a warrior goddess during the Parthian Period.
 
 
224 CE - 651 CE: Anahita continues as a warrior goddess during the Sassanian Period but is equally popular in her traditional role as goddess of water, fertility, health, and wisdom; frequently depicted in art.
 
 
651 CE: Worship of Anahita suppressed by Muslim Arabs after the fall of the Sassanian Empire; she is then replaced by Muslim heroines at shrines.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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