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The Persian Empire is any of a series of imperial dynasties centered in Persia (modern–day Iran). The first of these was established by Cyrus the Great in 550 BC with the conquest of Media, Lydia and Babylonia. Several later dynasties "claimed to be heirs of the Achaemenids".
List of dynasties described as a Persian Empire
- Achaemenid Empire (550–330 BC)
- Parthian Empire (247 BC–224 AD), also called the "Arsacid Empire"
- Sasanian Empire (224–651), also called the "Sassanid Empire" or the "Empire of Empires"
Muslim conquest of Persia (633–654)
Mongol conquest of Khwarezmia (1218–1221)
- Safavid dynasty (1501–1736)
- Afsharid dynasty (1736–1796)
- Zand dynasty (1750–1794)
- Qajar dynasty (1785–1925)
- Pahlavi dynasty (1925–1979)
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- Iranian monarchy
- list of monarchs of Persia
- Iranian peoples
- Persian people
- List of Iranian dynasties and countries
- List of tombs of Iranian people
- History of the World in 1,000 Objects (DK Publishing, 2014), p. 71.