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Chapter 2: History of Iranian Military Uniforms
Achaemenian Uniforms 1

 

Pictorial History of Iranian Military Uniforms
Book in 23 Chapters
Chapter 2. Achaemenian 1
Ahreeman X

February 23, 2012


Achaemenian Persian Golden Eagle Standard of Cyrus the Great 6 BC

Achaemenian
Achaemenid Dynasty (559 BC - 330 BC)


Imperial Iranian Achaemenian Homa Standard Bearer
Golden Homa, the official Achaemenian Standard of the Persian Empire


Imperial Iranian Achaemenian Golden Eagle Standard Bearer


Imperial Achaemenian Persian Lotus Standard Bearer


Achaemenian Infantry Forces
L – R: Achaemenian Persian Standard Bearer, Persian Immortal Spearman and Median Archer


Cyrus the Great between his Royal Guards – The Original Version


Cyrus the Great between his Royal Guards – The Painted Version


Cyrus the Great’s profile
Cyrus the Great Handmade Havana Cigars
PDB Manufacturers, Chicago, USA 1947 (Cigar Nostalgia)


Cyrus the Great Movie Poster – The Colored Version


Cyrus the Great Movie Poster – The Dark Version


Cyrus the Great of Persia
Cyrus II The Great [Kourosh II] (559 BC - 530 BC) {First Shahanshah (Emperor) of Iran}
Cyrus II The Great - Coronation and Start of Achaemenid Empire (539 BC)


Cyrus the Great Persian Shahanshah
Starter of the Persian Empire (539 BC)


Cyrus the Great of Persia after the conquest of Babylon
Persian Commander standing next to Cyrus


Cyrus the Great Persian Emperor


Cyrus the Great of Persian Empire in the battleground on horse-top throwing a javelin


Ancient Persian Guard Officer at Persepolis


Achaemenian Persian and Median Guard Soldiers


L – R: Achaemenian Susian, Persian and Median Palace Guards at Persepolis


L – R: Ancient Achaemenian Median and Persian Soldiers
Imperial Iranian Achaemenian Median Archer (Left) salutes the Persian Officer (Right)
Hand on the shoulder means our allegiances and loyalty is with you.
This was how warriors shown loyalty to their commanding officers.


L – R: Median and Persian Guards of Apadana, Persepolis


Achaemenian Persian Immortal Regiments 6 BC


Achaemenian Persian Immortals


Achaemenian Susian Immortal


Ancient Persian Immortal Guard at Persepolis


Imperial Achaemenian Susian Immortal


Imperial Achaemenian Susian Shield Bearer Soldier
Susians of yesterday and Khuzestanis of today were and are fierce warriors. The tradition carried on from the Susa Kingdom to Achaemenid Empire on to Today’s Iran.


Ancient Achaemenian Persian Satabam Infantry Unit with a Satapatis and 3 Dathapatises giving Persian Aryan Salutes at the front.


Ancient Achaemenian Persian Satabam Infantry Unit Parade
Satabam (Unit of 100 men)
L – R and Front to Back:
* Satapatis (Captain) giving Persian Aryan Salute (right hand)
* 3 Dathapatises (Sergeants) giving Persian Aryan Salutes (right hands)
* Sparabara (Long Shield Bearers Frontline Infantry)
* Takabara (Short Wicker Half Moon or Oval Shield Bearers Secondary Infantry)
* Light Infantry Spearmen
* Thanvabara (Archers)


Ancient Achaemenian Persian Infantry Units Parade


Ancient Achaemenian Persian Soldiers March


Ancient Achaemenian Persian Sparabara Soldiers March
Officers at the front are giving “Persian Aryan Salutes” (right hands)
Officers carry Bow and Arrow Packs strapped around their shoulders


Ancient Achaemenian Persian Troops


Imperial Achaemenian Median Armored Cavalry Officer


Imperial Achaemenian Median Armored Cavalry Shield Bearer


Imperial Achaemenian Median Hooded Cavalryman

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