Artavardiya

Artavardiya: Persian general, serving under king Darius I the Great.

According to the Behistun Inscription, 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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