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Site of the Persian Gate; the road was built in the 1990s.
Persian Gates was the ancient name of the pass now known as Tang-e Meyran, connecting Yasujmarker with Sedehmarker to the east, crossing the border of the modern Kohgiluyeh va Boyer Ahmadmarker and Farsmarker provinces of Iranmarker, passing south of the Kuh-e-Dinarmarker massif.

In the last weeks of 331 BCE, it was the site of the fierce Battle of Persian Gate, in which the Macedonian Emperor Alexander the Great faced stiff resistance by the last Achaemenid troops commanded by Ariobarzan.

See also


  • Henry Speck, "Alexander at the Persian Gates. A Study in Historiography and Topography" in: American Journal of Ancient History n.s. 1.1 (2002) 15-234.

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