Achaemenid Empire
The Persian Empire is any of a series of imperial dynasties centered in Persia (now Iran) with boundaries that fluctuated around that core, extending far into regions that would later become Pakistan,...
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The Longest Poem Ever Written: Shahnameh – The Epic Book Of Kings
In 977 AD, a Persian poet named Ferdowsi began on a grandiose poetic journey that would take him 33 years to complete. He used ancient Persian tales which had been told from generation to generation f...
Alexander the Great - Ancient History
Alexander the Great recognized as one of history's greatest military leaders subdued the Persia Empire and spread Greek Culture to the Near East and Mesopotamia.
Top 10 Ancient Military Commanders
A list of top 10 ancient military commanders, their military achievements and legacy.
Iranian Crown Jewels
Jewel-studded adornments Among the fabulous collection of jewelry in the Iranian Crown Jewels exhibited at the Museum of the Treasury of the National Iranian Jewels there are several jewel-studded orn...
Persian art
persian art dates back to thousands of years ago and has preserved its traditional forms in the modern world.
Achaemenid Empire - Documentary 1/5
Well this video is a documentary episode of the Engineering an Empire series from the History channel. The video is presented by Peter Weller and it is reg...
Persepolis
Founded by Darius I in 518 B.C., Persepolis was the capital of the Achaemenid Empire. It was built on an immense half-artificial, half-natural terrace, where...
Battle of Marathon - Video
This is part 1 of an historical documentary film from History Channel about the Athenians legendary victory over the Persians in the battle of Marathon in 49...
Achaemenid Empire
The Persian Empire was one of the most mysterious civilizations in the ancient world. Persia became an empire under the Cyrus the Great, who created a policy...
Achaemenid Empire - Ancient Persia
An ancient superpower! Persian empire had control over the entire middle east for hundreds of years.for sure in the future, Iran (a free Iran)will gain back ...
Persepolis
Persepolis (Old Persian: Pārśa, New Persian: Takht-e Jamshid or Pārseh), literally meaning "city of Persians", was the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire (ca. 550–330 BC). Persepolis is situa...
Persepolis - Wikipedia
Pasargadae
Pasargadae (from Ancient Greek: Πασαργάδαι from Persian: Pāsārgād), capital of the Achaemenid Empire built by Cyrus the Great (559–530 BC) and also the location of his tomb, was a city in ancien...
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Old Persian language
The Old Persian language is one of the two directly attested Old Iranian languages (the other being Avestan). Old Persian appears primarily in the inscriptions, clay tablets, and seals of the Achaemen...
Old Persian language - Wikipedia
Cyrus II the Great
Cyrus II of Persia (Old Persian: Kūruš; New Persian: کوروش بزرگ ; c. 600 or 576 – 530 BC), commonly known as Cyrus the Great  and also known as Cyrus the Elder, was the fou...
Cyrus II the Great - Wikipedia
Darius I the Great
Darius I (Old Persian: Dārayava(h)uš, c. 550–486 BCE) was the third king of the Persian Achaemenid Empire. Also called Darius the Great, he ruled the empire at its peak, when it included much of West...
Darius I the Great - Wikipedia
Darius III
Darius III (c. 380 – July 330 BC), originally named Artashata and called Codomannus by the Greeks, was the last king of the Achaemenid Empire of Persia from 336 BC to 330 BC. Artashata adopted Darius ...
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Bagoas
Bagoas (Old Persian: 𐎲𐎦𐎡 Bagoi, Ancient Greek: Βαγώας Bagōas; died 336 BC) was a prominent Persian official who served as the vizier (Chief Minister) of the Achaemenid Empire until his death.<...
Greco-Persian Wars
The Greco-Persian Wars (also often called the Persian Wars; Ancient Greek: τὰ Μηδικά) were a series of conflicts between the Achaemenid Empire of Persia and Greek city-states that started in 499 BC a...
Greco-Persian Wars - Wikipedia