Indus. 490-480 Persian Wars. 334 Alexander the Great occupies the Persian empire. 250 Revolt of the Arsacid Parthians against the Seleucid

heirs of Alexander. 2nd C. Dynasty of the Ptolemies in Egypt. 1st C.  Conquest of the East by Rome. 53  Crassus defeated by the Parthians at Carrhae. 1st C.  Evangelization of the East.  224 Ardeshir founds the Sassanid dynasty. 3rd-6th C. Late Roman empire. Extension of Sassanid empire

to Yemen.