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What is the name of the supreme deity of the ancient Persian religion Zoroastrianism?
The Achaemenid Empire began after Cyrus the Great overthrew which Lydian king, still legendary today for his reputed wealth?
In the Greco-Persian War of 480/479 BCE, which decisive sea battle destroyed up to half of the Persian fleet, and greatly hindered the Persian invasion of mainland Greece?
After vanquishing the forces of the Achaemenid Empire in 330 BCE, Alexander the Great took an impulsive decision to destroy which Achaemenid capital city?
In 53 BCE a Roman army was destroyed by the Parthian Empire at the Battle of Carrhae. Which Roman politician and member of the First Triumvirate was killed in the battle?
During which Persian dynasty was the epic history of Persia, the Shahnameh, written?
Which Persian polymath authored the Canon of Medicine, which remained one of the foremost medical authorities throughout the Middle East and Europe for centuries?
Which grandson of Genghis Khan invaded Persia in 1253, wreaking widespread destruction?
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Which famous mosque was constructed in Tabriz in 1465 by Turkish ruler Jahan Shah, named after the colour of its tiling?
Shah Ismail I, founder of the Safavid Dynasty, imposed what branch of Islam as the Persian state religion?
In 1813 Persia ceded most of its territory in the Caucasus to which empire?
In 1857, king Naser al-Din Shah conducted a disastrous campaign against the British to reclaim which city, which is now in Northwestern Afghanistan?
In 1953 the CIA staged a coup to overthrow which Iranian Prime Minister?
The 1979 Revolution overthrew the Pahlavi dynasty and led to the seizure of power by which Islamic cleric?
From 1980 to 1988, the Islamic Republic of Iran fought a costly war against which neighbouring dictator?
A widespread boycott of the 2004 Tehran elections led to the rise of which hard-line Iranian politician?

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