Persian Empire

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Hasan ibn Muhammad ibn `Ali ibn (?) Husaini, known as al-Mausili (calligrapher)
The ancient Persian Empire included areas far beyond modern Persia, now called Iran. At times the Persians controlled much of the Middle East — they were a main antagonist of Ancient Greece a few centuries BCE (and later the Roman Empire), and ruled Egypt at one point — as well as much of the Caucasus and Central Asia and parts of what are now Pakistan and India.





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