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Asuristan (Assyria) was a province of the Sassanid Empire (226651). The territory was taken during the fall of the Parthian Empire. The Sassanians renamed Babylon, to Asuristan. The region was previously known as Mesopotamia and is nowadays known as Iraqmarker.The province for the most part streched from Mosulmarker to Adiabene.While the official religion of the Sassanid empire was Zoroastrianism during the third and fourth century, Jews and Christians outnumbered them in the Asuristan province.Its inhabitants were mostly working as agricultural.

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  2. Iran: Sasanian Empire - Britannica Online Encyclopedia
  3. History of Iran: Median Empire
  4. The Decline of Iranshahr: Irrigation and Environments in the History of the Middle East, By Peter Christensen. Page 291-292
  5. The Fire, the Star and the Cross: Minority Religions in Medieval and Early Modern Iran, By Aptin Khanbaghi, page 6
  6. The Cambridge History of Iran edited by W.B. Fischer, Ilya Gershevitch, Ehsan Yarshster

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