Persian Achaemenid Empire: Prehistory to 1200: South, Central, and West Asia

The Persian Achaemenid Empire (ca. 770–330 B.C.E.) originated as a small kingdom in northern Iran in the 8th century B.C.E. and declined after the Macedonian ruler Alexander's invasion of Persia in 330 B.C.E. Between the 8th and 6th centuries, the Achaemenids ...

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