Template talk:History of Iran

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Is pre-Aryan history is appropriate for the History of Iran template? Should it include, for example, the Median Empire and the Achaemenid Empire? Or should it start with the first Iranian (Aryan) rule? Is the first Aryan rule the Sassanid dynasty or is it earlier? Were the Arsacid dynasty Aryans? What is the evidence that they were or were not? When was the Aryan invasion down from the steppes? --Bejnar 19:42, 6 September 2007 (UTC)

Jiroft

There is a wikipedia article on it Jiroft "Whether this is a lost kingdom of Aratta as Dr. Madzjizadeh believes or not, Jiroft is definitely the Lost Paradise for archaeologists and anyone who has a passion for ancient history.". But there is a question mark on the Aratta part.

Dr. Majidzadeh is well known (google search) in the archaeological community and his connection with Aratta is somewhat tenuously accepted by some other scholars. That is why the Aratta is in question mark. Unfortunately the authorities did not take good care of this excavation. . Either way, it is a major civilization in the center of the Iranian plateau and part of Iranian/World history. It might be an extension of Elamite. But I think it should be in template. Here is a good article on the issue . --alidoostzadeh 19:35, 28 October 2007 (UTC)

Jiroft is a town in the Kerman province. Konar Sandal is an important Bronze Age site. Other important Bronze Age sites include Shahr-i Sokhta, Tepe Yahya and others. This template cannot be the place to list Bronze Age archaeological sites. The 3000 BC date is highly suspect. If you must have a "pre-Elam" entry here, make it Prehistoric Iran or Bronze Age Iran, along the lines of Prehistoric Armenia, Prehistoric Georgia, Prehistoric Britain, Bronze Age Europe etc. dab (𒁳) 21:10, 30 October 2007 (UTC) Right... ...read more
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