The Achaemenid Empire

The Achaemenid Empire At its height, the Achaemenid Empire reached from Macedonia to northern India and from the Caucasus Mountains to the Persian Gulf. It derives its name from Achaemenes, who is thought to have lived in the early 7th century BCE. Its greatest rulers were Cyrus II, who established the Persian Empire and from whose reign it is dated; Darius I, who secured the borders from external threats; and Xerxes I, who completed many of Darius’s public works. What event brought an end to the empire? More… Discuss

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4 responses to “The Achaemenid Empire

  1. Pingback: A Hankering for Some History « The World Writ Small

    • Thanks fourbluehills, I’m glad that you liked it: I for one have been always very…Historical, and geographical, so to speak. Old civilizations are like old people: One can always learn something from!


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