Monday, January 14, 2013

Descent of Mani's Mother

Through his mother Mani was related to the Parthian royal family, the Arsacids, who were a dynasty of Parthian kings who ruled Iran between 247 B.C.- 224 A.D..

The boy was born in the village of Mardinu in Babylonia near Seleucia-Ctesiphon, according to other accounts in the town Abrumya.

The name of Mani's mother is variously given as: Mes, Utâ chîm, Marmarjam, and Krossa/Karossa.

The Parthian Empire (247 BC – 224 AD), also known as the Arsacid Empire, was a major Iranian political and cultural power in ancient Persia.

The Romans captured the cities of Seleucia and Ctesiphon on multiple occasions but were never able to hold onto them.

In 224 AD. Ardashir established the Sassanid Empire, which ruled Iran and much of the Near East until the Muslim conquests of the 7th century AD, although the Arsacid dynasty lived on through the Arsacid Dynasty of Armenia.

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