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Creators: B. Siewert-Mayer, W. Röllig, H. Kopp Copyright © The Contributors. Sharing and remixing permitted under terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (cc-by).
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B. Siewert-Mayer, W. Röllig, H. Kopp, Jeffrey Becker, Sean Gillies, Francis Deblauwe, and Eric Kansa, 'Tehrān: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2017 <> [accessed: 29 May 2023]

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Marc Broquin
Marc Broquin says:
Mar 16, 2014 12:23 PM

Hello all,
Don't you think it would be good to add a link with RHAGAE (ALEXANDER time) or RAY (Sasanian time).
The present city of SHAHR-E REY in the South of Tehran is certainly the continuation of this old city, when TEHRAN had no existence.
The exact present farsi writing is تهران for TEHRAN (Téhéran in french)
Best regards
PS : It seems that the importance of TEHRAN is consécutive to mongol invasion in Iran.
"The origin of the name Tehran is unknown.[15] Tehran was well known as a village in the 9th century, but was less well-known than the city of Rhages (Rey) which was flourishing nearby in the early era. Najm al-Din Razi known as Dayya gives the population of Rey as 500,000 before the Mongol invasion. In the 13th century, following the destruction of Rey by Mongols, many of its inhabitants escaped to Tehran. In some sources of the early era, the city is mentioned as "Rhages's Tehran". The city is later mentioned in Hamdollah Mostowfi's Nuz'hat al-Qulub (written in 1340) as a famous village."