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Arab Conquests and Sasanian Iran

Iran, despite its conquest by the armies of Islam, retained its own Persian language and much of its culture. Khodadad Rezakhani examines the process by which a Zoroastrian empire became part of the Islamic world.  

Ruins of the palace of Ctesiphon, capital of the Sasanians, with the Arch of Khusrow, sixth century. (Gerard Degeorge/akg-images)

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