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  Persian Empire, Persopolis - Crystalinks
The Persian Empire is the name used to refer to a number of historic dynasties that have ruled the country of Persia (Iran).
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.
The Cyrus Cylinder is an artifact of the Persian Empire, consisting of a declaration inscribed on a clay barrel.
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  Persian Empire - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
2.8 A new Persian empire: the Safavid dynasty(1500–1722)
The empire fell apart and was conquered by Parthia and Rome.
The Persian Empire is the seat of power for the sultan Shahryar, husband of Scheherazade in the 1001 Nights--though the tales themselves span from China to the Middle East and even parts of North Africa.
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 Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : Persian Empire   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Persian Empire is the name used to refer to a number of historic dynasties that have ruled the country of Persia (Iran).
In 913, West-Persia was conquered by the Buwayhid, a native Persian tribal confederation from the shores of the Caspian Sea.
Ismail's expansion was halted by the Ottoman Empire at the Battle of Chaldiran in 1514, and war with the Ottomans became a fact of life in Safavid Persia.
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 Persia - MSN Encarta
The Persians were dominated by the Medes until the accession to the Persian throne in 550 bc of Cyrus the Great.
During the reign of Artaxerxes I, the second son of Xerxes, the Egyptians revolted, aided by the Greeks; although the revolt was finally suppressed in 446 bc, it signaled the first major assault against, and the beginning of the decline of, the Persian Empire.
Alexander effected a temporary integration of the Persians into his empire by enlisting large numbers of Persian soldiers in his armies and by causing all his high officers, who were Macedonians, to wed Persian wives.
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 Persian Empire
Generally, the earliest entity considered a part of the Persian Empire is Persia's Achaemenid dynasty (648–330 BC), a united Aryan-indigenous kingdom that originated in the region now known as Fars and was formed under Cyrus the Great.
Ismail's expansion was halted by the Ottoman Empire at the Battle of Chaldiran in 1514, and war with the Ottomans became a fact of life in Safavid Iran.
The German Empire retaliated on behalf of its ally by spreading a rumour that Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany had converted to Islam, and sent agents through Iran to attack the oil fields and raise a Jihad against British rule in India.
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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.
Persia was left unprepared for the worldwide expansion of European colonial empires in the late 18th century and throughout the 19th century.
At its peak, the Persian empire reached from the India to Greece, and from the Caspian Sea to the Red Sea and the Arabian Sea.
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 The Achaemenid Persian Empire (550–330 B.C.) | Thematic Essay | Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Achaemenid Persian empire was the largest that the ancient world had seen, extending from Anatolia and Egypt across western Asia to northern India and Central Asia.
It took the Persians four years to crush the rebellion, although an attack against mainland Greece was repulsed at Marathon in 490 B.C. Darius' son Xerxes (r.
However, the fact that Alexander had to fight every inch of the way, taking every province by force, demonstrates the extraordinary solidarity of the Persian empire and that, despite the repeated court intrigues, it was certainly not in a state of decay.
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 Iransaga - The Achaemenians
The Persians achieved unity under the leadership of Achaemenes, whose descendant Cyrus brought the Achaemenian Empire onto the centre stage of world history.
In 539 B.C., the Persian sovereign assembled the bulk of his army and left his capital, Ecbatana, to follow the course of the Tigris down to Babylon, where he attacked Nabonidus.
Gradually, the immense empire disintegrated; the Greek cities in Ionia, Egypt, then Pheonicia and Syria broke away, followed by the regions to the west of the Euphrates.
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 Persia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Prior to 550 BC, the Persians were under the control of the Medes.
In that year, the Persians, under the direction of their powerful leader Cyrus, conquered the Medes and took over all territory formerly under Median control.
Three years later, Coesus, the king of Lydia, attacked the Persians but was defeated and his territory was confiscated.
www.mnsu.edu /emuseum/prehistory/middle_east/persia.html   (455 words)

 History of Iran: Achaemenid Empire
Old Persian was the "official language" of the empire but was used only for inscriptions and royal proclamations.
As a result of this commercial activity, Persian words for typical items of trade became prevalent throughout the Middle East and eventually entered the English language; examples are, bazaar, shawl, sash, turquoise, tiara, orange, lemon, melon, peach, spinach, and asparagus.
Trade was one of the empire's main sources of revenue, along with agriculture and tribute.
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 Ethics of Assyrian, Babylonian, and Persian Empires by Sanderson Beck
Persian Empire to 500 BC The civilization on the Iranian plateau is very ancient; copper was smelted there about 5500 BC, and Elam in the lowlands lagged only slightly behind Sumer in the development of hieroglyphic writing 5,000 years ago.
Faced with the Persian revolt and the betrayal of the aristocracy, Astyages was captured; the royal city of Ecbatana had to submit to Cyrus, according to Ctesias because Cyrus threatened to torture his daughter Amytis, whom Cyrus later married.
This and news of the Persian defeat at the island of Mycale caused the imperial army to withdraw from Europe.
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Persian Empire
The Persian Empire was a series of historical empires that ruled over the Iranian plateau, the old Persian homeland, and at times extending into central and mid-east Asia.
After Alexander the Great's conquest of the Persian Empire, Persian Aryan religion spread to the West in the form of Mithraism, which became reached its height of prominence as the official religion of the Roman Empire for centuries, and continued in prominence until the death of the Roman Emperor Constantine.
The Persian Empire is the seat of power for the sultan Shahryar, husband of Scheherazade in the 1001 Nights — though the tales themselves span from China to the Middle East and even parts of North Africa.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/History_of_Persia   (4894 words)

 The Achaemenids
According to the official story, the Achaemenid or Persian empire was founded by Cyrus the Great, who became king of Persis in 559 BCE and defeated his overlord
After the second coup in one year, many provinces of the Achaemenid empire revolted; the most important rebellions were those of Phraortes of Media and Nidintu-Bêl of Babylonia.
in the west to Pakistan in the east, and from the river Syrdar'ya and the Caucasus mountains in the north to the Libyan desert and the Persian Gulf in the south.
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 Persian Empire Summary
At the time of its establishment in the sixth century B.C., the Persian Empire was the largest known, and it gave southwestern Asia and adjoining regions an unprecedented degree of organization.
The Persians built roads, dug canals, and established the...
Persian Empire: Apadana Hall, Persepolis: Angra Mainyu kills the primeval bull, whose seed is rescued by Mah, the moon, as the source for all other animals.
www.bookrags.com /Persian_Empire   (188 words)

 ESL Forums :: View topic - THE ANCIENT PERSIA (IRAN)
The Persian influence over the two Greek city-states was such that the Persian King Artaxerxes II was asked to mediate between them, leading to the King's Peace of 387 BC.
Prior to the rise of the Roman Empire, it set a precedent for the importance of the rule of law, a powerful centralized army and an efficient and systematic state administration.
However, the greatest legacy of the Persian Empire was that it demonstrated for the first time how diverse peoples can culturally flourish and economically prosper under one central government.
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 Persian Empire
One of the Persian customs, was that all its subject peoples were to pay tribute to the king in the way of gifts.
The Area covering the Persian Empire was eventually taken over by Seleucus (in 311BC), one of Alexander’s Generals.
The Empire began to crumple, but was mostly restored by the long reign of Shapur II or Shapur the Great.
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Persian Achaemenid Kings, 375 -340 BCE, Siglos, AR, 5.43g, 9/16" dia., O: Great king kneeling-running right, holding bow and dagger R: Incuse punch, Coin of type in use in Judaea during Persian rule.
Minted under Persian rule, under the authority of Satrap Mazaeus to pay Greek mercenaries.
struck in the Persian period prior to 333 B.C. Obv.
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 University of Chicago Returns Persian Artifacts to Iran
They are among several thousand tablets discovered by archaeologists excavating the ancient Persian capital of Persepolis in 1933 and brought to the United States for translation and study.
The Persian Empire was the largest and strongest empire of its day, stretching from Greece and Egypt across Central Asia to India, but most accounts of it are based upon external sources, primarily Greek and later Latin authors.
The texts offer information about the origins of workers in the Persian Empire and the wages that they were paid.
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 Bible Study - The Persian Empire
Of all of the human empires that affected the people of Israel, the Persians did something rather unique - they permitted the return of the people of the southern kingdom of Judah, by God's command (see above verses), 70 years after their exile by the Babylonians under King Nebuchadnezzar.
The Persians were Aryans, speaking one of the eastern Indo-European group of languages.
), the Persians who permitted the return to Jerusalem, the Greeks (see Ancient Empires - Greece) who covered much of the time between the Old and New Testaments, and the Romans (see Ancient Empires - Rome) who covered the time of Jesus Christ and beyond (see Daniel's Statue).
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 e. The Persian Empire. 2001. The Encyclopedia of World History
At its height, the Persian Empire probably contained around 15 to 16 million inhabitants, with some 4 million in Persia proper.
The empire suffered a series of coups d'état: Xerxes II (424–404) was assassinated by his brother Sogdianus (424), who in turn fell at the hands of Darius II Nothus (424–404).
Alexander defeated the Persians at the battles of Granicus (334), Issus (333), and Gaugamela, near Arbela (331).
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 The Enemyboard :: View topic - Why does Iran hate every movie about the persian empire ?
So shut your dumb mouth and stop asking retarded fucking questions about the blindingly obvious: as I have said, the persian army was no more or less savage than any army of the time.
Yes cuz the movie is about the persian army forced to lean back which is what this thread is about you fuckn idiot....and u know what the subliminal was dumbass...you obviously knew too which is why you did a double take you bitch...
And furthermore, your own point about them being savages is discredited by a different statement you made about them not being worse than other armies of the time.
www.publicenemy.com /pb/viewtopic.php?t=36750&start=15   (1227 words)

Two Aryan groups the Medes and Persians settled in Iran in two waves, the first in 1400 BCE and again in 1000 BCE from southern Russia, Indoeuropean homeland.
The Hittites did the same in the west and the Assyrians in the south.
Last Persian king: Darius III – he fled, but was murdered – Akadian Empire ends with Alexander the Great in the last battle – becomes Selecuid Empire
www.kilidavid.com /Ancient_Civ/Pages/Persian_Empire.htm   (413 words)

 Amazon.com: The Persian Empire: Books: Lindsay Allen   (Site not responding. Last check: )
She traces the evolution of the monarchy, showing how it fostered unprecedented international communication and cultural exchange, and describes how the Persian expedition into Greece in the early fifth century BCE became a defining moment that established a European identity apart from an Asian one.
As the subject experiences renewed interest, The Persian Empire promises to be the definitive work on one of the most powerful dynasties in ancient history.
Allen presents the Empire by a history defined mostly by the succession of rulers until the conquest combined with a cultural appreciation of the art work, architecture, religious ideas, political order, and pattern of growth and decay.
www.amazon.com /Persian-Empire-Lindsay-Allen/dp/0226014479   (1475 words)

 Amazon.com: The Persian Empire (World History): Books: Don Nardo   (Site not responding. Last check: )
He observes that the skulls of the Persians were thinner and far more fragile than those of the Egyptians, and gives a reason.
It starts out with an excellent introduction in which the author points out how the Persians are usualy depicted as villains in movies and other western media, which tend to favor the ancient Greeks, who often fight with the Persians.
The author then says that this is an unfair stereotype because the Persians had their own point of view and proud history.
www.amazon.com /Persian-Empire-World-History/dp/1560063203   (1340 words)

 Ceramics of the Persian Empire   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Rietz had a lifelong interest in the food habits of other cultures and he traveled extensively, often returning from his travels with food items for his collection.
This web page focuses on a select portion of the Rietz Collection, Persian ceramics, of which the collection includes approximately 50 beautiful bowls and other vessels, dating from the 12th through the 18th centuries.
Representative examples are illustrated and their manufacture discussed in the larger context of Persian ceramic history.
www.calacademy.org /research/anthropology/persia   (187 words)

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