The Border Defense Systems of Sasanian Iran
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The Border Defense Systems of Sasanian Iran
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Vladimir Dmitriev 
Affiliation: Pskov State University
Address: Russian Federation, Pskov
Liudmila Alieva
Affiliation: Pskov State University
Address: Russian Federation, Pskov
Abstract

Almost all the great ancient both Eastern and Western powers sought to secure their borders by erecting border defensive lines. In this respect, Sassanian Iran was no exception. On the borders of the Sassanid Empire at different times, but mainly during the period of the highest power of the Sasanid kingdom (4th—6th centuries CE), strong fortification systems were erected. In scale, they surpassed many of the more famous similar structures created in the Classical world. These included the Wall of the Arabs, the Wall of Gorgan, the Wall of Tammishe, Jar-i Kulbad, the Darband fortification system, and the Darial Gorge.

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border defense lines, Sasanian Iran, the Wall of the Arabs, the Wall of Gorgan, the Wall of Tammishe, Jar-i Kulbad, Derbent, the Darial Gorge
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