Mede/Ancient City

  The Medes were an Iranian people, who lived in the western and north-western portion of present-day Iran. This region was known as Media. By the 6th century BC (prior to Persian assimilation) the Medes were able to establish an empire that stretched from Aran province (the modern-day Republic of Azerbaijan) to north and Central Asia and Afghanistan.

Medes in ancient times mixed with other Iranians, especially Persians. Thus many modern Iranians are descendants of Medes. However, Mede heritage today is claimed particularly by groups in the western part of the Iranian Plateau, such as the Kurds, Lurs, Isfahanis and the Turkic-speaking Azeris.

Apart from a few personal names, the language of the Medes is almost entirely unknown, but was undoubtedly quite similar to the Avestan and Scythian languages, according to some research Persians and Medians could communicate with each other at that time.

 
               
Bactrian
Cilician
Susian
Persian
Mede
Libyan
Gandarian
Skudrian
 
 
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