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In 3500BC, the city of Susa, in what is today Iran, housed about eight thousand people. The city was built between two rivers for protection water access. Susa survived thousands of years, becoming an important center of the Babylonian Empire. It was from here, according to the Bible, that Esther married the Persian emperor saved her people from a plotted genocide. According to the Iliad, the city was founded by Memnon, who later died defending Troy from Greek attack in the Trojan War.

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Ottoman Muslim horseman of Andrinople (Edirne), his weapons belt (silahlik) holds a yatagan and a pistol (kuber). From:Les costumes populaires de la Turquie en 1873, 74 photographic plates by Pascal Sebah, published by the Imperial Ottoman Commission for the "Exposition Universelle" of Vienna in 1873.

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Druse of Ottoman Lebanon shown wearing a holster (kuberluk) with two pistols (kuber, a kilij sword and blunderbuss. From:Les costumes populaires de la Turquie en 1873, 74 photographic plates by Pascal Sebah, published by the Imperial Ottoman Commission for the "Exposition Universelle" of Vienna in 1873.

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Arshad Khan (Pakistani Persian), Tea Seller of Islamabad (Potrait; Pakistan, Sind) -Jiah Ali (Photographer) #People #Human #Man #Photography

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Cyrus the Great ~ " What is sometimes referred to as the Edict of Restoration, (actually two edicts), described in the Bible as being made by Cyrus the Great; left a lasting legacy on the Jewish religion where because of his policies in Babylonia, he is referred to by the people of the Jewish faith, as "the anointed of the Lord."

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Resident of Djèaddèlè (Ottoman Mecca), holding a spear and rifle, with a jambiya dagger in his belt. From:Les costumes populaires de la Turquie en 1873, 74 photographic plates by Pascal Sebah, published by the Imperial Ottoman Commission for the "Exposition Universelle" of Vienna in 1873.

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