This is a representation of an Achaemenian Persian Immortal wearing the Anatolian style armor. Persian Immortals used many different styles of weapons and Shields. In this case, we see the small round hoplon style shield, made of wood lamenant, covered in fabric, the Immortal is using a Sagaris battle axe and wearing the famous tiara Scythian style headress. This particular Persian Immortal is representative of those who fought in the Persians Wars of King Darius and King Xerxes.
Susa Woman Spinning Yarn One of the oldest Susa artifact carvings So, history of Iran starts with Shush civilization 8000 years ago at Khuzestan. A bit later we had many other civilizations in Iran, way before Aryans entered the scene.