11th-century Seljuk Turk statues

The statues of the Seljuk Turks of the 11th century, are kept in the New York Museum … The statues were made by Persian craftsmen, and were found on the territory of modern Iran.

Due to the endless Roman (Byzantine) wars with the Persian Empire, which mainly took place on the territory of Historical Armenia in the Armenian Highland, both empires were on the verge of exhaustion of both human and material resources.

As a result, the loss of resources expended during the Roman-Persian wars ended up being disastrous for both empires. Finally, A third party, the Arab Caliphate, put an end to these wars. Arab conquests crushed Iran in the middle of the 7th century and escalated into Arab-Byzantine wars in the 7th-10th centuries.

During this short period, the Armenians restored their statehood to the Armenian kingdom of Bagratuni, with the capital of Ani, which existed from 885 to 1045.

Both the Persians and the Arabs actively recruited mercenaries from the numerous Turkic tribes of Central Asia in wars among themselves, who in a fairly short time were able to organize themselves and become a real threat to both the Arabs and the Persians…

The weakening of Persia opened the gates to numerous Turkic tribes, which were able to eventually dissolve the Iranian-speaking population of northern Iran and most of the peoples of Asia Minor.

They managed to convey their language to the population of northern Iran and the peoples of Asia Minor, but they could not convey their appearance.


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