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Persia MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Persia
Tree Number(s)
Z01.586.035.725
Unique ID
D019071
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D019071
Annotation
use PERSIA through 1934; use IRAN starting with1935
Scope Note
An ancient civilization, known as early as 2000 B.C. The Persian Empire was founded by Cyrus the Great (550-529 B.C.) and for 200 years, from 550 to 331 B.C., the Persians ruled the ancient world from India to Egypt. The territory west of India was called Persis by the Greeks who later called the entire empire Persia. In 331 B.C. the Persian wars against the Greeks ended disastrously under the counterattacks by Alexander the Great. The name Persia in modern times for the modern country was changed to Iran in 1935. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p546 & Asimov, Words on the Map, 1962, p176)
Entry Term(s)
Persian Empire
History Note
96
Date Established
1996/01/01
Date of Entry
1995/06/05
Revision Date
2015/06/29
Persia Preferred
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