The Achaemenid Persian Empire (550â330 B.C.)
The Achaemenid Persian empire was the largest that the ancient world had seen, extending from Anatolia and Egypt across...
The Battle of Gaugamela, 331 BCE
After securing the eastern Mediterranean seaboard and Egypt, Alexander the Great pushed east into Mesopotamia with the intention...
The Battle of Pelusium: A Victory Decided by Cats
The Battle of Pelusium in 525 BCE was the decisive conflict between the Pharaoh Psametik III (also known as Psammenitus...
The Cyrus Cylinder
This clay tablet dates back to the reign of the Achaemenid king Cyrus the Great, who ruled Iran between 550-530 BCE...
The Cyrus Cylinder from Ancient Babylon and the Beginning of the Persian Empire
Lecture by Dr. John E. Curtis, OBE, FBA, Keeper of Special Middle East Projects, The British Museum. Introduction by...
The Empire of Alexander the Great
A map showing the Empire of Alexander the Great, his conquests, and the routes he took (334 BC - 323 BC). Major cities...
The Landmark Thucydides
Covering the conflict between Sparta and Athens and their respective allies in the 5th century BCE this is a fascinating...
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The Persian Empire
The Persian Empire about 500 BC.
The Persians & Greeks: Crash Course World History #5
In which John compares and contrasts Greek civilization and the Persian Empire. Of course we're glad that Greek civilization...