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    Sassanid_Priest_Kartir_Naghsherajab.jpg
    Kartir, the Persian priest that conspireed against Prophet Mani leading to his execution.Kartir was a highly influential Zoroastrian high-priest of the late 3rd century CE and served as advisor to at least three Sassanid emperors.Kartir ruthlessly used to promote his own position and to punish lower-ranking priests whose opinions he considered contrary to his own. Under subsequent kings, Kartir called for the persecution of adherents of other religions, in particular Manichaeans, whose prophet Mani was sentenced to death by Bahram I (r. 273–276), (Wikipedia) - Kartir Kartir Born Died Religion
    Stone relief of Kartir at Naqsh-e Rajab.
    3rd century Iranshahr
    3rd century Iranshahr
    Zoroastrianism

    Kartir Hangirpe (alternatively, Karder or Kerdir) was a highly influential Zoroastrian high-priest of the late 3rd century CE who served as advisor to at least three Sassanid emperors.

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