Visual Timeline: Cyrus II

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553 BCE: Cyrus the Great successfully rebels against the Medes and establishes the Achaemenid Empire of Persia.
 
 
550 BCE: Cyrus the Great defeats Astyages of the Medes and decides to found Pasargadae at the site of the battle.
 
 
547 BCE - 546 BCE: Cyrus II of Persia conquers Lydia.
 
546 BCE: Cyrus the Great begins construction of Pasargadae.
 
544 BCE: Foundation of Cyropolis on the Iaxartes river.
 
 
539 BCE: Fall of Babylon, conquered by Cyrus of Persia. Return of the Jews.
 
539 BCE: Cyrus the Great conquers Babylon; the Fertile Crescent is controlled by the Achaemenid Empire (The First Persian Empire).
 
 
538 BCE: The Persian King Cyrus the Great conquers Susa.
 
 
530 BCE: Cyrus II killed by the Massagetae of Tomyris’ army near the Iaxartes.
 
400 BCE: Remains of Cyrus the Younger's Persian army arrive in Trapezus.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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