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Greatest Iranian dynasty?

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Poll Question: Which of these you think was the greatest?
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    Posted: 17-Dec-2005 at 18:10
In terms of cultural, religious, and military achievements i think the Sassanid era surpasses all the others in achievement. It was an era where outstanding achievements were made in literature, music, military organization and education by the founding of academy of Gundishapur which was established offering teaching in philosophy, medicine, theology and science. The Sassanians also contributed greatly in architecture and their style influence heavily Islamic and Byzantine architecture as well.
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  Quote Zagros Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17-Dec-2005 at 18:20
I agree with you on an overall note, however, I think socially the Achaemenids were unsurpassed.
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  Quote Behi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18-Dec-2005 at 15:52
I vote to Achaemenid
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  Quote Ahmed The Fighter Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18-Dec-2005 at 17:51
Sassanid Dynasty.
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  Quote ArmenianSurvival Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18-Dec-2005 at 17:52
Achaemenids were a very tolerant dynasty and controlled much of the known world at the time. Sassanids were too nationalistic. I vote Achaemenid, even though each dynasty strikes me with interest.
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  Quote Guests Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19-Dec-2005 at 02:46
How come the Samanids are not included in that list? They played a very important role in Iranian history; they saved Iran from become Arab. 
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  Quote Mira Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19-Dec-2005 at 09:04

Not to sound totally ignorant, but do the Qajjars count as one of the great dynasties of Iran?

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  Quote Zagros Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19-Dec-2005 at 09:46
No, they count as one of the worst except for a few successes at the beginning of their reign.
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  Quote Cyrus Shahmiri Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19-Dec-2005 at 11:51
Achaemenids in all aspects!
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  Quote Guests Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19-Dec-2005 at 19:33

what is Artacid dynasty??

 I ve never heard

well, safavids beginning from Shah Abbas I is the best one I think, He could destroy Ottoman armies near Tabriz and made Iranian territory the same as it was in Sassanid

Before him, World considers Saffavids as a turkish or turkic whatever u call that.

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  Quote Zagros Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19-Dec-2005 at 19:53

Arsacid (ie) Parthians, with cavalry armies famous for cataphract and horse archer.

 

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  Quote Miller Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20-Dec-2005 at 01:06
 

Achamenids were ahead of their time in some regards, and even comparing to todays middle east. Namely in human rights, cultural and religious freedom, and administration of a large empire. That makes them the winner

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  Quote Guests Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20-Dec-2005 at 09:08

ok

thanks, I know them as Parthia, but not never heard as arsacid, it helped me, I love parthia in fact as the best, but it was not based on strong government as Acheamanids, Sassanids or Saffavids, so sorry

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  Quote Jay. Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22-Dec-2005 at 20:39
Safavid Dynasty
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  Quote Arpad Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22-Dec-2005 at 23:48

i would say archemenid.. Because it was in this time (except towards the end) that the persians put the most influence on middle east and central asia, they controlled the largest kingdom of their time, had the largest armies. And also they were tolerant and just rulers, basically i see the archemenid period as a period of light for persia, everything flourished in this time, and i am very proud whenever talking about this dynasty.. After archemenid must be sassanid for their power in not allowing the romans to control persia. and also parthians for their implemention of a new type of army.

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  Quote Iranian41ife Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24-Dec-2005 at 13:41

i vote for the sassanids!

 

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  Quote Saka Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24-Dec-2005 at 16:07

We are the son of Cyrus the great the first and unic emperor who etablished the first chart of human right.

So of course Achamenids because persian should be proud of this act.

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  Quote YusakuJon3 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25-Dec-2005 at 06:50
There's no denying that the Achaemenid Dynasty oversaw perhaps the greatest land empire of antiquity, embracing a variety of peoples at its periphery and establishing the first links between East and West.  The history written by Herodotus mentions one amazing journey taken by a Greek into India, although with much embellishment and flavored by that Hellenic prejudice against the "barbarians".  It was mostly internal stresses which led to the downfall of the Achaemenids, providing a certain Macedonian with the incentive to rush in and shatter the empire's fabric as he did.
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  Quote Guests Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26-Dec-2005 at 09:18
Sure about Achaemenid , Artacid and Sassanid tobe great; but the Safavids had the best part in uniting Iran. If there were no safavids there would be no modern age Iran.
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  Quote Guests Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20-Jan-2006 at 07:41
I would say Achaemenid. Why is the Parthain dynasty not included? They were Iranian, if not Persian.
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