History of Iran: Sassanid Empire

History of Iran: Sassanid Empire

Battle of Satala was fought between the forces of the Eastern Roman (Byzantine) Empire and the Sassanid (Persian) Empire in summer 530. The Persian army approached the city to lay siege, when it was attacked in the rear by a small Byzantine force. The Persians turned back to meet them, but were then attacked by the main army from inside the city. A determined attack by a Byzantine unit led to the loss of the Persian general's flag, causing the panicking Persians to retreat.

Battle of Satala was fought between the forces of the Eastern Roman (Byzantine) Empire and the Sassanid (Persian) Empire in summer 530. The Persian army approached the city to lay siege, when it was attacked in the rear by a small Byzantine force. The Persians turned back to meet them, but were then attacked by the main army from inside the city. A determined attack by a Byzantine unit led to the loss of the Persian general's flag, causing the panicking Persians to retreat.

Sassanid cataphract outside Ctesiphon

Sassanid cataphract outside Ctesiphon

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persian sassanid emperor Hormizd II with a roman prisoner.

Conquests of Prophet Muhammad (green lines) and the Rashidun caliphs(black lines). Shown: Byzantine empire(North and west) & Sassanid-Persian empire (North east).

Conquests of Prophet Muhammad (green lines) and the Rashidun caliphs(black lines). Shown: Byzantine empire(North and west) & Sassanid-Persian empire (North east).

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