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Cyrus the Great
Cyrus II (d. 530 BCE), also known as Cyrus the Great, was the fourth...
The Cyrus Cylinder
The Cyrus Cylinder is a document issued by Cyrus the Great, consisting...
East of the Zagros Mountains, a high plateau stretches off towards...
Ancient Persian Government
The government of ancient Persia was based on a highly efficient...
Cambyses II (r. 530-522 BCE) was the second king of the Achaemenid...
Ancient Persian Culture
Ancient Persian culture flourished between the reign of Cyrus II...
Pasargadae was one of the oldest residences of the Achaemenid kings...
Ancient Persian Warfare
The ancient Persian military evolved from the earlier armed forces...
Babylon is the most famous city from ancient Mesopotamia whose...
Lydia was a region of western Asia Minor which prospered due to...
Herodotus in Art
Herodotus' Histories with their historical, geographical, ethnographic...
Bureaucracy in the Achaemenid Empire: Learning from the Past
In the early days of the Achaemenid Empire (c. 550-330 BCE), the kings...