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Tomb of Cyrus the Great, Iran
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Tomb of Cyrus the Great, Iran

The Tomb of Cyrus the Great is the final resting place of Cyrus II (d. 530 BCE), the first king of the Achaemenid Empire. It is located in Pasargadae, an archaeological site in the Fars Province of Iran.
Empire of Cyrus the Great
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Empire of Cyrus the Great

The Achaemenid Empire during the reign of Cyrus the Great, 559 BCE-530 BCE. Major cities are marked and modern borders are superimposed.
Tomb of Cyrus the Great
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Tomb of Cyrus the Great

Monument that is generally believed to be the tomb of Cyrus the Great in Pasargadae, the oldest base-isolated structure in the world.
Ancient Persian Warfare
Definitionby Joshua J. Mark

Ancient Persian Warfare

The ancient Persian military evolved from the earlier armed forces of the Medes which, in turn, developed from the warrior class of the indigenous people of the Iranian Plateau, the Aryan migrants (including the Persians) who later settled...
Ancient Persian Governors
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Ancient Persian Governors

The Achaemenid Persian Empire functioned as well as it did because of the efficient bureaucracy established by its founder Cyrus the Great (r. c. 550-530 BCE) which was administered through the satrapy system. A Persian governor of a province...
Babylon
Definitionby Joshua J. Mark

Babylon

Babylon is the most famous city from ancient Mesopotamia whose ruins lie in modern-day Iraq 59 miles (94 kilometres) southwest of Baghdad. The name is thought to derive from bav-il or bav-ilim which, in the Akkadian language of the time...
The Church and The Jews - Cyrus The Great
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The Church and The Jews - Cyrus The Great

Dr. Neiman discusses the lives and experience of the Jews under Persian emperor Cyrus the Great and the subsequent rebuilding of their Temple in Judah.
Croesus
Definitionby Joshua J. Mark

Croesus

Croesus (pronounced 'KREE-sus') was the King of Lydia, a country in western Asia Minor (corresponding to modern-day Turkey) from 560-547 BCE and was so wealthy that the old expression "as rich as Croesus" originates in reference...
Ancient Persian Art and Architecture
Definitionby Joshua J. Mark

Ancient Persian Art and Architecture

Persian art and architecture in the present day is associated with the nation of Iran and usually designated as beginning with the Achaemenid Empire (c. 550-330 BCE) but has an even longer history with its origins dating back to before the...
Persian Immortals
Definitionby Joshua J. Mark

Persian Immortals

The Ten Thousand Immortals were the elite force of the Persian army of the Achaemenid Empire (c. 550-330 BCE). They formed the king's personal bodyguard and were also considered the shock troops of the infantry in Persian warfare. They are...
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