THE AQUEMENID ROYAL ROAD IN CENTRAL ASIA

Text by Joaquín Velázquez Muñoz Article published in Revista Arqueología 2011, Año nº 32 Nº 359 The Achaemenid royal road was also projected in the northernmost regions of the Persian empire, that is, in Margina, Khorasmia, Bactria and Sogdiana. From Herat, in the Aryan satrapy, the road headed north to the oasis of Merv, from where, after crossing the desert,

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FROM SUSA TO ECBATANA. Two alternatives to the Achaemenid road

Joaquín Velázquez Muñoz. Article published in Revista Arqueología 2010, Year nº 31 Nº 356 The Achaemenid royal road that linked Susa to Ecbatana avoided the central Zagros (Lüristan) because the direct route through the land of the Cosseans was “bad, narrow and steep” (Diodorus, XIX, 19.2). In addition, it must be added that those mountain people demanded the payment of

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THE HEPTADIC ORGANIZATION OF GNOSEOLOGY IN THE IRANIAN CULTURAL TRADITION

Alfred Gutiérrez-Kavanagh – Professor of  RRII (Oriente Medio), UPC – Madrid Summary: Coinciding with our seventh Iranology congress, I have considered that it would be an appropriate forum to reflect on the concept of “seven” in the cultures of the Middle East, not so much from a merely numerological or symbolic perspective, but more rooted in the Archaeology of knowledge that

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