The Middle East has remained divided1)http://www.timemaps.com/history/middle-east-200ad between two superpowers. The Roman empire (now ruled from Constantinople and known to modern scholars as the eastern Roman Empire) rules the western parts of the region, Asia Minor,2)http://www.timemaps.com/history/turkey-500ad Syria3)http://www.timemaps.com/history/syria-500ad and Egypt,4)http://www.timemaps.com/history/ancient-egypt-500ad while in the eastern parts of the region – Iran5)http://www.timemaps.com/history/iran-500ad and Mesopotamia6)http://www.timemaps.com/history/iraq-500ad – the Parthian empire has been replaced by a new Persian empire. The Persian rulers of the Sasanian dynasty7)http://www.timemaps.com/history-middle-east#sas have proved more aggressive and formidable opponents of the Romans than their Parthian predecessors had.
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