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(Fīrūzābād). Town 110 km south of Širāz, Iran. In the plain of F. surrounded by mountain crests, the minor prince Ardašīr Papakan, founder of the Sassanid empire before AD 224, built his circular-shaped town Ardašīr Ḫurra which became his princely seat. In so doing he triggered the power struggle with the Parthian Great King of Iran, Artaban IV (AD 213-224), whose successful outcome is extolled by two rock reliefs in the entrance gorge to the plain. The fortified palace above the …

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Huff, Dietrich (Berlin), “Firuzabad”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 25 June 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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