Ancient Persian Art and Architecture Timeline

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7200 BCE - 550 BCE: Development of Proto-Elamite and Elamite art and architecture which would influence the later Persian works.
550 BCE - 330 BCE: Persian art and architecture develops and flourishes during the time of the Achaemenid Persian Empire.
312 BCE - 63 BCE: Persian art and architecture becomes secondary to Hellenistic during the Seleucid Empire.
247 BCE - 224 CE: The Parthian Empire revives Persian art and architecture; develops frontal artworks and emphasizes circularity in architecture.
224 CE - 651 CE: The Sassanian Empire perfects and develops Persian art and architecture to its greatest height; invents the concept of the minaret and free-standing unreinforced arch.
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