The Iranian History 520 AD


Iran Declares War On East Roman Empire

Nov, 20, 520 AD

Ghobad I CoinAfter 3 consequent formal ultimatums, Ghobad declares war on East Romans (Constantinopole) The Iranian army soon advances in Roman territory occupying cities including Theodoropolis. Anastasius, the young Roman emperor consequently asked for a ceasefire. According to the peace treaty that had been signed between the two states in 420 at the time of Yazdgerd 2 and Theodore, Iran was obliged to stop attacks of migrating central Asian tribes while Romans accepted to undertake some expenses. (Updated: Feb, 4, 2008)

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