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1500 BCE - 1000 BCE: Zoroaster develops his new vision of religious truth which becomes Zoroastrianism.
 
 
550 BCE - 651 CE: Ancient Persian culture flourishes under the Achaemenid, Parthian, and Sassanian empires.
 
550 BCE - 530 BCE: Under the reign of Cyrus II The Great the qanat system of irrigation is introduced on a large scale as well as the yakhchal refrigeration system.
 
 
522 BCE - 486 BCE: During the reign of Darius I the Great, roads are built, canal constructed in Egypt, postal system originates.
 
486 BCE - 465 BCE: Reign of Xerxes I; massive building projects such as Persepolis completed and others begun.
 
247 BCE - 224 CE: Parthian Empire continues and modifies aspects of the Persian culture.
 
224 CE - 651 CE: Ancient Persian culture reaches its height during the Sassanian Period.
 
 
651 CE: Sassanian Empire falls to the invading Arab Muslims; Persian culture spreads with Arab armies to other regions.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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