Iranians History on This Day

 Jul 13 

The great victory of Iranian army in Dacia and conquer of Romania and Moldova, up to Ukraine
Darius the Great
In July 513 BC, and based on almanac calculations of European historians, on 13 July (23 Tir) the Iranian army defeated the Getae Confederation army, at the Danube River shores of the Dacia area (today’s Romania) and added the whole of eastern Balkan to its territory (Balkan, meaning a range of forested mountains, is a mountainous region in the shape of a peninsula, in the south-east of Europe, from the Adriatic Sea to the Black Sea).
    By the orders of Darius the Great (Dariush), the Iranian army, under command of General Baqabish, with the aim of subduing the ‘Scythians’ tribes, passed the Sea of Marmara and went towards Europe. To stand against the Iranian forces, which came to 80,000 soldiers, the local rulers established the Gatae Confederation, which after a few days of war, were defeated on 13 July and Romania and Moldavi (today’s Moldova), up to Ukraine, joined Iranian territory. Dariush has described this victory and the reasons for military expedition to Europe, in an epigraph and has named these conquered territories.
    In the ‘fourth’ book, and mainly in page 93 of this book, Herodotus has given a description about the battle of Dacia and named Strabo as the area conquered by Iran in the Daoi victory – the area which Romans conquered in the wars of 101 up to 106 AD and then called it Romania. European historians have called the July 513 BC battle in Dacia as the biggest event of the ancient world, and the first large and deep military penetration of East (Asia) into the West (Europe).
    Two years before the battle of Dacia (Romania), in 515 BC, Darius the Great (Dariush) started construction of Takht e Jamsahid (Persepolis).
    Translation by Rowshan Lohrasbpour (Amordad-News writer)




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