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Artavardiya
Artavardiya: Persian general, serving under king Darius. He defeated the Persian Vahyazdâta, who had claimed to be the legitimate king Smerdis, on May 24, 521 BCE, near Rakhâ (modern Behbehân), and a second time on July 14 near the mountain Parga (near the modern town Forg).