Zoroastrianism on BBC

Zoroastrianism at a glance

Zoroastrianism is one of the world’s oldest monotheistic religions It was founded by the prophet Zoroaster (or Zarathustra) in ancient Iran approximately 3500 years ago.

For 1000 years Zoroastrianism was one of the most powerful religions in the world. It was the official religion of Persia (Iran) from 600 BCE to 650 CE.

It is now one of the world’s smallest religions with around a quarter of a million followers worldwide. There are 4000 Zoroastrians living in Britain.

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