Was Iraq part of ancient Persia?
Ctesiphon was in Iraq. 20 miles south of Baghdad.
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Yes Iraq was part of persia and the city of babylon is located near Baghdad.
the Tigris and Euphrates, run through the center of Iraq, flowing from northwest to southeast then into the shat al arab then to the persian gulf this was very important to ancient persia.
Historically, the territory comprising Iraq was known in Europe by the Greek toponym 'Mesopotamia' (Land between the rivers). Iraq has been home to continuous successive civilizations since the 6th millennium BC. The region between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers is identified as the cradle of civilization and the birthplace of writing and the wheel.
Throughout its long history, Iraq has been the center of the Akkadian, Assyrian, Babylonian, Hellenistic, Parthian, Sassanid and Abbasid empires, and part of the Achaemenid (Persian), Roman, Rashidun, Umayyad, Mongol, Safavid, Afsharid, Ottoman and British empires.The Kingdom of Iraq was founded in 1932.
Persia its self was the original name for the Iranian plateau, comprising today's Iran and Afghanistan. In the 6th century BC, Cyrus the Great of Persia defeated the Babylonian Empire at the Battle of Opis and Iraq was subsumed into the Achaemenid Empire (persian) for nearly four centuries The name came from an area in southern Iran called Persia, but came to be used for the larger area with the expansion performed by the Greeks in the last centuries BCE when it was conquered by Alexander the great
- Anonymous4 years ago
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Yes roughly so, though neither is the same as its ancient counterpart. Syria was also a part of the Assyrian civilization. But both the cultures in present Iran and Iraq are destroyed over the years which were closer to Indian culture. The Assures were doing Vedic rituals but for mundane benefits. King Bali who was worshiped in Anatola is mentioned in Indian purans. Those vanished civilizations are at least 9000 years old.
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- Naz FLv 71 decade ago
Yes. In the early Middle Ages, the capital of Persia was Ctesiphon, a city just a few miles from modern Iraq. Very little of this ancient city remains.
- Anonymous4 years ago
Assyria is. The Anti-Christ is called the Assyrian in The Revelation of Jesus Christ, the last book in the Bible.