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The Battle of Carrhae was fought in 53 BC between the Roman Republic and the Parthian Empire near the town of Carrhae. The Parthian Spahbod ("General") Surena the Iranian decisively defeated a numerically superior Roman invasion force under the command of Marcus Licinius Crassus. It is commonly seen as one of the earliest and most important battles between the Roman and Parthian empires and one of the most crushing defeats in Roman history.

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At the battle of Carrhae in 53 BC Parthian cataphracts attack what's left of a Roman force. - art by Johnny Schumate

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Roman–Persian Wars.The Battle of Carrhae was fought in 53 BC between the Parthian Empire and the Roman Republic near the town of Carrhae. The Parthian General Surena decisively defeated a superior Roman invasion force under the command of Marcus Licinius Crassus. It is commonly seen as one of the earliest and most important battles between the Roman and Parthian empires and one of the most crushing defeats in Roman history.

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The Battle of Carrhae between the Parthian Empire and the Roman Republic in 53 BC. The Parthian Surena decisively defeated a Roman invasion force, led by Marcus Licinius Crassus. It was one of the most crushing defeats in Roman military history. ~ art by Giuseppe Rava *

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The Battle of Carrhae, 53 BC. The legionaries then formed the testudo formation, in which they locked their shields together to present a nearly impenetrable front to missiles.[26] However, this formation severely restricted their ability to fight in melee combat. The Parthian cataphracts exploited this weakness and repeatedly charged the Roman line, causing panic and inflicting heavy casualties.

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Alchemy Geistalon Pendant

It is said that the thundering phantom of the armoured Unicorn Geistalon intervened at the battle of Carrhae that took place in 53 BC! This…

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Carrhae. 53 BC. The head of Publius Licinius Crassus is presented to Surena the Parthian general after Publius was surrounded and his force of Gallic cavalry destroyed. The Parthians then pushed the head onto a spear and paraded it in front of the main Roman position and of course his father Marcus Licinius Crassus.

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"The Parthian shot was a military tactic made famous by the Parthians, an ancient Iranian people. The Parthian archers mounted on light horse, while retreating at a full gallop, would turn their bodies back to shoot at the pursuing enemy. The maneuver required superb equestrian skills, since the rider's hands were occupied by his bow."

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Battle of Carrhae (53 BC), battle between Rome led by Crassus and Parthia led by Surena; Surena outnumbered by 5 to 1 gave Rome one of the worst defeats of their history

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At the battle of Carrhae in 53 BC Roman legionnaries were dazzled by silk banners carried by the Parthian cavalry.

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A denarius struck in 19 BC during the reign of Augustus, with the goddess Feronia depicted on the obverse, and on the reverse a Parthian man kneeling in submission while offering the Roman military standards taken at the Battle of Carrhae[106]

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The Battle of Carrhae was fought in 53 BCE between the Roman Republic and the Parthian Empire near the town of Carrhae. The Parthian Spahbod ("General") Surena the Iranian decisively defeated a numerically superior Roman invasion force under the command of Marcus Licinius Crassus. It is commonly seen as one of the earliest and most important battles between the Roman and Parthian empires and one of the most crushing defeats in Roman history.

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Parthians in action at the battle of Carrhae. The tactics employed by the Parthian general Surena were inspiring. The archers would harass the infantry and create weak points for the cataphratcs to exploit. Simple and effective strategy.

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The Battle of #Carrhae: A crushing defeat of the unstoppable Roman juggernaut by the #Parthian Empire

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Dring the battle of Carrhae, the 9th of June 53 B.C, Marcus Licinius Crassus and his son Publius Licinius Crassus, bought died on the same day.

The Battle of Carrhae, 53 B.C. After being informed of the presence of the Parthian army, Crassus panicked. His general Cassius recommended that the army be deployed in the traditional Roman fashion, with infantry forming the center and cavalry on the wings. At first Crassus agreed, but he soon changed his mind and redeployed his men into a hollow square, each side formed by twelve cohorts. This formation would protect his forces from being outflanked, but at the cost of mobility.

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Augustus Denarius. 18 BC, moneyer M Durmius. M DVRMIVS IIIVIR, diademed bust of youthful Hercules right, with lionskin and club / CAESAR AVGVSTVS SIGN RECE, bearded Parthian soldier kneeling right, holding out standard extending arm in submissive gesture. Commemorating the return of the Parthian Standards lost at the battle of Carrhae in 53BC.

Parthians (247 BC-224 AD) - Detail of the Augustus of Prima Porta showing a Parthian man returning the eagle standards to Augustus after they were lost by Crassus at the Battle of Carrhae in 53 BC. Vatican Museums, Rome.

Chinese villagers 'descended from Roman soldiers'

Cai Junnian's green eyes give a hint he may be a descendant of Roman mercenaries who allegedly fought the Han Chinese 2,000 years ago

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The Battle of Carrhae, 53 BC. Crassus dispatched his son Publius with 1,300 Gallic cavalry to drive off the horse archers. The horse archers retreated, and after suffering heavy casualties from arrow fire, his cavalry were confronted by the Parthian cataphracts. The horse archers outflanked the Gauls and cut off their retreat. Publius and his men were slaughtered.

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