From Persepolis to the Punjab: Exploring Ancient Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan

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Elizabeth Errington, Vesta Sarkhosh Curtis
British Museum Press, 2007 - History - 268 pages
The phrase 'from Persepolis to the Punjab' refers to the Iranian empires of the Achaemenids (550-331 BC), Parthians (238 BC-AD 224) and Sasanians (AD 224-651), which extended eastwards through Afghanistan to the north-western borderlands of the Indian subcontinent. This work explores the interest of 19th-century European powers in this region.

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Elizabeth Errington and Vesta Curtis are curators specialising in Central Asian and Persian coins in the British Museum.

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