English: Coin of Vonones I of Parthia from the mint at Ecbatana. The Greek inscription on the obverse reads ΒΑϹΙΛΕΥϹ (king). The reverse shows Nike with a palm. The inscription reads ΒΑϹΙΛΕΥϹ ΟΝΩΝΗϹ ΝΕΙΚΗϹΑϹ ΑΡΤΑΒΑΝ[ΟΝ]. PD Courtesy of Wikimedia

Persian Empire Tip: Parthia (1?)

“Earlier attempts were made to derive the Old Persian name Parsa
‘Persian’ from an original Parthava which would give ‘Persian’, ‘Parthian’ and ‘Pahlavi’
a common origin. These have not received any widespread support.” [Sheldon]

Egyptian Mummies

My latest review, Death on the Nile: Uncovering the Afterlife of Ancient Egypt, appears on K. Kris Hirst’s archaeology site, again. … More