Wei Jin, Southern and Northern Dynasties

The Wei and Jin period lasted from 220 to 589 A.D. By the end of 2th century, Eastern Han power was declining, resulting in a long split of states. For example, Wei, Shu and Wu were three major kingdoms then. The Three Kingdoms Period was ended by the Western Jin, though it survived for mere… Continue reading Wei Jin, Southern and Northern Dynasties

Achaemenid Army

By: Professor A. Sh. Shahbazi These life sized “Immortal Guard” in richly ornamental robes wear the twisted headband typical of native Iranians from Susa. The Achaemenian/Achaemenid Army is well known through descriptions by Herodotus, Xenophon, and Arrian as well as by illustrations on Persepolitan and Greco-Persian monuments. Of particular importance for the topic are the… Continue reading Achaemenid Army