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  Persia. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Cambyses II, son of Cyrus, did away with Smerdis, another son of Cyrus, in order to have unchallenged power, but when Cambyses was absent on a successful raid into Egypt, an imposter claiming to be Smerdis appeared, and usurped the throne.
The religion of Persia itself was Zoroastrianism, and the unity of Persia may be attributed in part to the unifying effect of that broadly established faith.
After Alexander the Great’s death, Persia fell for the most part to Seleucus I and his successors (the Seleucids), but their grasp on the vast territories was weak administratively, although they did introduce a vital Hellenistic culture, mingling Greek with Persian elements.
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 Persian Empire, Persopolis - Crystalinks
Persia's earliest known kingdom was the proto-Elamite Empire, followed by the Medes; but it is the Achaemenid Empire that emerged under Cyrus the Great that is usually the earliest to be called "Persian." Successive states in Iran before 1935 are collectively called the Persian Empire by Western historians.
Cyrus rallied the Persians together, and in 550 BC defeated the forces of Astyages, who was then captured by his own nobles and turned over to the triumphant Cyrus, now Shah of the Persian kingdom.
Cyrus was killed during a battle against the Massagetae or Sakas.
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 Histroy of Iran
But Cyrus followed him, and in an historic battle in 546 BC on the open plains of Hermus defeated the Lydians using the now famous ruse of covering the front of his army with camels, the smell of which terrified Crosus' cavalry and made them unusable.
Cyrus, however, legitimized his succession as king by 'taking the hand of the god Bel' and his persuasive propaganda convinced the Babylonians that Marmuk, their supreme deity, had directed his steps towards the city.
Cyrus' body was brought back to Pasargade; his tomb, which still exists, consists of a single chamber built on a foundation course of six steps.
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 Persia
Persia proper was a tract of no very large dimensions on the Persian Gulf, which is still known as Fars or Farsistan, a corruption of the ancient appellation.
In the times anterior to Cyrus, they were noted for the simplicity of their habits, which offered a strong contrast to the luxuriousness of the Medes; but from the late of the Median overthrow, this simplicity began to decline.
Persia was doubtless in early times included in Elam, and its population was then either Semitic or allied to the Accadians, who founded more than one state in the Babylonian plain.
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 Cyrus the Younger
Cyrus was born (in Susa?) in 424 or 423, as the second son of king Darius II Nothus and his wife Parysatis.
Cyrus' father died in April 404, and the prince was present when his brother Artaxerxes was inaugurated at Pasargadae, the religious capital of the Achaemenid empire.
Cyrus had expected that his enemies would sent troops to guard the Syrian gate, a narrow pass between Cilicia and the Euphrates valley.
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 Cyrus the Great Summary
Cyrus was the son of a Persian king named Cambyses I and a Mede princess from the Achaemenid Dynasty, which ruled the kingdom of Anshan, in what is now southwestern Iran.
Cyrus had two sons: Cambyses and Smerdis, as well as several daughters, of whom Atossa is significant, as she later married Darius the Great and was mother of Xerxes I of Persia.
Cyrus' conquests began a new era in the age of empire building where a vast superstate, comprising many dozens of countries, races, and languages, were ruled under a single administration headed by a central government in Persia.
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 Cyrus
Astyages was captured and Cyrus became the new ruler of the empire of Persians and Medes.
Cyrus was buried near Pasargadae, in a small building containing a gold sarcophagus, his arms, his jewellery and a cloak.
When Persia was subjected by the Macedonian king Alexander the Great, many sacred objects were taken away to prevent the coronation of of an anarya, a foreigner; Cyrus' body was desacrated by throwing it on the ground.
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 Persians, Rise Of Persian Under Cyrus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Traditionally, three rulers fall between Achaemenes and Cyrus II: Teispes, Cyrus I, and Cambyses I. Teispes, freed of Median domination during the so-called Scythian interregnum, is thought to have expanded his kingdom and to have divided it on his death between his two sons, Cyrus I and Ariaramnes.
Cyrus I may have been the king of Persia who appears in the records of Ashurbanipal swearing allegiance to Assyria after the devastation of Elam in the campaigns of 642-639 BC, though there are chronological problems involved with this equation.
Cyrus himself was apparently busy elsewhere, possibly in the east, for little is known of his activities between the capture of Sardis and the beginning of the Babylonian campaign in 540 BC.
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 Battles Of Cyrus II
Cyrus did not wait till the next spring to renew the attack as Croesus expected.
The Egyptian heavy infantry stood firm in the centre, and although the Lydian cavalry were routed the army was able to retire to the safety of the walls of the city.
Cyrus was impressed with the Egyptian's performance on the day and made separate terms of surrender with them.
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 History of Iran: Cyrus The Great
Cyrus had no thought of forcing conquered people into a single mould, and had the wisdom to leave unchanged the institution of each kingdom he attached to the Persian Crown.
A new wind was blowing from the east, carrying away the cries and humility of defeated and murdered victims, extinguishing the fires of sacked cities, and liberating nations from slavery.
Cyrus was upright, a great leader of men, generous and benelovent.
www.iranchamber.com /history/cyrus/cyrus.php   (537 words)

  
 Ethics of Assyrian, Babylonian, and Persian Empires by Sanderson Beck
Cyrus claimed that he was fulfilling the will of Marduk, reaffirmed the privileges of Babylon, ordered exiled deities returned, and decreed that the Jews would be allowed to return to their country.
Persia acknowledged the autonomy of the Greek cities in Asia, while the Athenians renounced attempts to liberate others there as long as the Persian king would recognize the autonomy of his vassal Greek cities and their low tribute amount from before the war.
Cyrus was caught plotting to murder the new king at his coronation; but their mother pleaded for her favorite, and Cyrus was allowed to return to his satrapy.
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 [FREE IRAN Project] In The Spirit Of Cyrus The Great :: View topic - Cyrus the Great Summary (590 BC-529 BC)
Cyrus was the grandson of Astyages, king of the Medes.
Cyrus, being a boy fond of what was fine and honorable, was pleased with the robe, and extremely delighted at learning to ride; for, amongst the Persians, from its being difficult to breed horses,and difficult even to ride in a country so mountainous, it is a rare thing to see a horse.
Whether or not Cyrus was shown the prophecies of Isaiah, as is thought, by Daniel [6], which certainly may have had a confirming influence, his decision to emancipate the Jewish population of Babylon was pre-written by the Almighty, who authors and controls of the course of history.
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 Cyrus' Ancestors Helped Build Achaemenid Empire
Tehran, 17 October 2005 (CHN) — Cyrus benefited his grandfather's ruling policies in building one of Persia's greatest empires, the Achaemenids.
Teispes (Chishpish), Cyrus' grandfather, was the king of a small realm but his policies provided the bed for the establishment of the vast Achaemenid Empire of Persia.
Cyrus is usually considered as the founder of the Achaemenid Empire, but studies depict that it was the policies of Teispes that prepared the situation for the emergence of Persian Empire.
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Daniel 10:1 "In the third year of Cyrus king of Persia a thing was revealed unto Daniel, whose name was called Belteshazzar; and the thing was true, but the time appointed was long: and he understood the thing, and had understanding of the vision."
Cyrus who Isaiah prophesied would be the one to overthrow Babylon.
Isaiah 45:1 "Thus saith the LORD to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have holden, to subdue nations before him; and I will loose the loins of kings, to open before him the two leaved gates; and the gates shall not be shut"
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 map_achaemenide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Achaemanide map showing the boundries of the empire that Cyrus II initiated and Darius I consolidated.
Cyrus is also reputed to have devised the first postal system.
Xenophon reports that Cyrus first calculated the distance a horse could go in one day without being too exhausted, he than had a series of posting stations built distances of one horse-day apart, hence ensuring efficient flow of information between the king and provincial governors.
www.oznet.net /cyrus/Map.htm   (264 words)

  
 The Persians   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
For convention's sake the name of Persia is here kept for that part of the country's history concerned with the ancient Persian Empire until the Arab conquest in the 7th century AD.
Centered on the Persian homeland on the northeastern shore of the Persian Gulf, it stretched from present-day Pakistan in the east to the Balkan Peninsula in the west and from the Persian Gulf in the south to Central Asia in the north.
His grandson Khosrau II reigned from 590 to 628; in 602 he began a long war against the Byzantine Empire and by 619 had conquered almost all southwestern Asia Minor and Egypt.
history-world.org /persians.htm   (3316 words)

  
 Mike's Comment of the Week - WHERE ARE THE AMERICANS?
This Cyrus II, besides founding Persia by uniting the Medes and the Persians, conquering Babylon and liberating the Jews, also wrote the very first Charter of Human Rights.
Exhibiting qualities that were not exactly common in his era, Cyrus respected the religious beliefs and cultural traditions of other races, earning him the devotion of all his subjects.
Imani holds that the real descendants of Cyrus are those people—scattered throughout the world—who adhere to Cyrus' Charter: Free humans with human beliefs.
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 Places in Bible Times - Persian Rulers:
Portrait sculpture of Cyrus, King of Persia which stands upon the ruins of the ancient Pasargadae..
Cyrus II, King of Persia and later Babylon.
One of the sculptures in the palace of Cyrus.
www.biblepicturegallery.com /Pictures/Persianr.htm   (171 words)

  
 Ariaramnes of Persia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ariaramnes was most likely the brother of Cyrus I of Anshan and son of Teispes but this is not certain.
In an inscription founded in Hamadan is said that he was "king of Persia".
Following this, he served as co-ruler of Cyrus I during the early VI century BC; however, the Hamadan iscription is believed of being a fake, modern or ancient.
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 Relatives of D.T. Rogers(b. 1943) - pafg503 - Generated by Personal Ancestral File   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Otanes of Persia Prince [Parents] was born in 575 BC.
Prince Otanes II of Persia [Parents] was born in 535 BC.
King Cyrus II of Persia [Parents] was born about 580 BC.
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 Bible Study - Persia
They settled in Persia, on the eastern side of the Persian Gulf.
Cyrus II, king of Anzan, united the nation, and conquered Media, Lydia, and Babylonia.
Persepolis (see map) was an ancient city of Persia that served as a ceremonial capital for Darius and his successors.
www.keyway.ca /htm2001/20010608.htm   (312 words)

  
 ancient persia iran
__ "Cyrus was the first Achaemenian Emperor of Persia, who issued a decree on his aims and policies, later hailed as his charter of the rights of nations.
The royal seals of Darius and Xerxes always depict a king victorious in his fight with ferocious animals or monsters, a scene also depicted in the royal reliefs." Here is a look at ancient Persia and the city of Persepolis as depicted on seals.
Queen Tomyris of the Massagetai and the Defeat of the Persians under Cyrus
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 2006 May 20 - xenogere
Cyrus II of Persia and Cyrus the Elder) who founded the Persian Empire and subsequently conquered Babylon.
Cyrus the Great would be the best reference point to both Persia and Babylon since he founded one and conquered the other.
LD has a son named Cyrus (xocobra’s stepson), so that name automatically was dropped from consideration.
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 Persia
The few who survived were taken away to Babylon, and they became servants to the king and his sons until the kingdom of
So the Jewish leaders continued their work, and they were greatly encouraged by the preaching of the prophets Haggai and Zechariah son of Iddo.
The Temple was finally finished, as had been commanded by the God of Israel and decreed by Cyrus, Darius, and Artaxerxes, the kings of
www.allaboutgod.com /truth-topics/persia.htm   (560 words)

  
 Persia: Total War Faction Preview: Persia - Total War Center Forums
But know under King Cyrus the II of Persia has overthrown the Medes, has now control over their lands and has the ambition and power to forge the Greatest Empire the world will ever see.
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A persian heavy swordsman unit taken from xenophon's education of cyrus is on the way though.
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 Amazon.com: Persia and the Bible: Books: Edwin M. Yamauchi   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The primary aim of the work is to describe the nation of Persia of the biblical era, focusing almost exclusively on the Archaemenid kings of the late biblical period with which the vast majority of Persia-focused biblical literature concerns itself.
"Persia and the Bible" could more accurately be retitled, "Ancient Persia: Its Development and Relations With Its Neighbors," since it spends a lot of space on Egypt and Greece, and more particularly on the writings of Herodotus.
Cyrus II, united the nation, and conquered Media, Lydia, and Babylonia.
www.amazon.com /Persia-Bible-Edwin-M-Yamauchi/dp/0801021081   (2246 words)

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