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Persia: 

Persia Carolyn Batke

ART: 

ART

TYPES: 

TYPES Calligraphy Cinema Carpets Jewelry Music Painting

Symbolism: 

Symbolism Pictures Banned Except Carpets Used for Religious Symbols

Carpets: 

Carpets

Necklaces: 

Necklaces

Earrings: 

Earrings

Representation: 

Representation Persia art does not accurately represent human form

Influence: 

Influence Many places that they conquered influenced their art India China

Architecture: 

Architecture

7 Traditional Forms: 

7 Traditional Forms

Location: 

Location In Iran Iranian borders Central Asia

Persepolis: 

Persepolis A capital of the ancient Achaemenid empire Founded by Kind Darius Built around 515 BCE

Economics: 

Economics

Food: 

Food 1 meal a day- originally Meat, wheat, and wine Honey, citrus fruits, dates, dried fish, spices and India Domesticated chickens

Goods: 

Goods Many new things available Expeditions for new goods Revised and built ports and canals.

Government: 

Government

Running an Empire: 

Running an Empire 20 provinces or satrapies Ruled by Soldier or general Allowed to practice their own beliefs Less anger with Persians

Darius the Great: 

Darius the Great Life time- 549BC to 485 BC King of Persia from 522 BC to 485 BC

Darius’ Achievement: 

Darius’ Achievement Founded Persia’s Government Tax collection system Roads Postal System

Darius’ Beliefs: 

Darius’ Beliefs Persia conquered many areas Darius allowed them to keep the religions and beliefs, and customs

Law and Court: 

Law and Court

Persia Laws: 

Persia Laws Laws of Vendidad Purity Laws Prince Uruvakhshaya was one of the earliest people to start laws

Enforcement: 

Enforcement Enforced by Imperial Legislature Made known by Decree of King Punishment to the enforcers was harsh

Military: 

Military

Leaders: 

Leaders King Family of King And King’s closest companions

Army: 

Army Guardsmen identified and “Immortals” Royal guardsmen identified as “Attendants” Up to 10,000 corps

Religion: 

Religion

Zoroastrianism: 

Zoroastrianism

Misc.: 

Misc. Inherited religions from tribes they conquered Magi- leader, lead them in religious activities, except for those on Mount Elburg

Gods: 

Gods Worshiped gods of nature Moon Fire Sun Wind

Technology: 

Technology

Creation: 

Creation Quanat or Qanat Windmills (did not create but used)

Qanat: 

Qanat Also can be called Quanat Irrigation system that supplies water Underground tunnel lined with tile or stone Underground reduces amount of evaporation

Writing: 

Writing

Persian Writing: 

Persian Writing Old Persian Cuneiform used to communicate Syllable script Dates back to 520 BC

Languages: 

Languages Elamite Babylonian Old Persian

END: 

END Thanks for learning about Persia! By Carolyn Batke

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