The development of the modern concept of “Assyrians” among the East Syrian Christian communities began with Botta’s excavation of the palace of Sargon II in Khorsabad (1843), followed by Layard’s discovery of Nineveh. This research opened the eyes, not only of the West, but also of the ethnically nameless Aramean population in these regions which had been satisfied to identify itself by religions denominations.



i. The Assyrian community (Āšūrīān) in Iran.

ii. Literature of the Assyrians in Iran.

iii. Assyrian settlements outside of Iran.




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 آشوریان در ایران ashorian dar iran aashorian dar iran aashoorian dar iran


(R. Macuch, A. Ishaya)

Originally Published: December 15, 1987

Last Updated: August 17, 2011

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