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Artavardiya


A Persian nobleman. Terracotta figure from Persepolis. Archaeological museum, Tehran (Iran). Photo Marco Prins.
A Persian nobleman.
Terracotta figure from
Persepolis (Archaeological
museum
, Tehran)
Artavardiya: Persian general, serving under king Darius I the Great.

Artavardiya defeated the Persian Vahyazdâta, who had claimed to be the legitimate king Smerdis, on 24 May 521 BCE, near Rakhâ (modern Behbehân), and a second time on 14 July near the mountain Parga (near the modern town Forg).

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