The Persian Empire (about 500 BC)

At its greatest extent, the empire included the modern territories of Iran, Turkey, Iraq, Kuwait, Syria, Jordan, Israel, Palestine, Lebanon, all significant population centers of ancient Egypt as far west as Libya, Trace-Macedonia and Bulgaria, much of the Black Sea coastal regions, all of Abkhazia, Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, and parts of the North Caucasus, much of Central Asia, Afghanistan, Northern Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Oman, China, and UAE

In 1935, the name of the country was changed from Persia to Iran to signify the Aryan race of its population as “Iran” is a cognate of “Aryan” & derived from it.


Modern Iran