Iranian history is a very long one and includes several ups and downs. A country with such ancient antiquities has got a lot to explore. This category is covered here with details about how the country has blossomed and reached where it is today. History of Iran in General There are eras before a central government ruled in Iran and various ethnic groups lived in Iran. Also, there are historical eras when different dynasties ruled in parts or all of this country. On the other hand, the past times can be divided into pre-Islam and post-Islam eras. Different independent, semi-independent and even dependent dynasties have ruled in Iran.  You can learn about many of them here. Historical Developments & Significant Events You can also read here about various socio-political developments in Iran leading to modern Iran. There have been several invasions and foreign dominance occurring in Iranian history. You can read about those stories here as well.