Istakhr sentence example
- These formed a single building, which was still intact goo years ago, and was used as the mosque of the then existing city of Istakhr.
- 200 we find there the city Istakhr (properly Stakhr) as the seat of the local governors.
- There the foundations of the second great Persian Empire were laid, and Istakhr acquired special importance as the centre of priestly wisdom and orthodoxy.
- The Romans knew as little about Istakhr as the Greeks had done about Persepolis - and this in spite of the fact that for four hundred years the Sassanians maintained relations, friendly or hostile, with the empire.
- During the following centuries Istakhr gradually declines, until, as a city, it ceased to exist.Advertisement
- The " castle of Istakhr " played a conspicuous part several times during the Mahommedan period as a strong fortress.
- The new capital of Persis was Istakhr on the Pulwar, about q m.
- The most important event in the protracted war which led to the conquest of Iran, was the battle of Nehawend in 641; 2 the most obstinate resistance was offered by Persis proper, and especially by the capital, Istakhr (Persepolis).
- After Ali's death he fortified himself in his castle near Istakhr and refused to submit.
- His father Papak had taken possession of the district of Istakhr, which had replaced the old Persepolis, long a mass of ruins.Advertisement
- Papak had made himself king of the district of Istakhr (in the neighbourhood of Persepolis, which had fallen to ruins).
- The Parthian capital Ctesiphon remained the principal residence of the Sassanian kingdom, by the side of the national metropolis Istakhr, which was too far out of the way to become the centre of administration.
- At the time of the Arabian conquest Istakhr offered a desperate resistance, but the city was still a place of considerable importance in the 1st century of Islam (see Caeiphate), although its greatness was speedily eclipsed by the new metropolis Shiraz.
- In the 10th century Istakhr had become an utterly insignificant place, as may be seen from the descriptions of Istakhr, a native (c. 950), and of Mukaddasi (c. 985).