The Persian Empire: 7,000 years of History
Drawing on historical and archaeological evidence, this documentary, by Dr. Farzin Rezaeian, reconstructs 7,000 years of Iranian (Persian) history.
The Achaemenid Empire: Persia
This video delves deeper into the reign of Cyrus the Great as he overthrows the Medians to establish the Achaemenid Empire, the first official Persian Empire.
The Church and The Jews - The Jews in Ancient Persia
In this fourth excerpt from Dr. David Neiman's lecture series, "The Church and The Jews", Dr. Neiman describes the great freedoms and privileges that the diaspora Jews of the Persian Empire enjoyed.
The Church and The Jews - Cyrus The Great
Dr. Neiman discusses the lives and experience of the Jews under Persian emperor Cyrus the Great and the subsequent rebuilding of their Temple in Judah.
Ancient Persia and the Arabian Peninsula
This video discusses the civilizations of Ancient Persia and the Arabian Peninsula. In this episode, the grand residences at Persepolis and the imperial palaces of Darius are toured. The second half of the video discusses the Arabian...
Statue of the Egypto-Persian Ptahhotep
This statue of Ptahhotep (who was the Overseer of the Treasury) is shown in a Persian costume that Egyptian officials adopted when Egypt was under Persian control. The jacket with flaring sleeves, over which a skirt is wrapped, is complemented...
Persian Royal Road
Map of the Persian Royal Road from Susa to Sardes.
Coin of a Persian Satrap
In the Persian Empire, some regional governors (satraps) were authorized to issue coins for military purposes. They combine Persian and Greek imagery, showing a satrap's head and a local reverse image. These are some of the earliest coin...
Coins Depicting a Persian Satrap
In the Persian Empire, some regional governors (satraps) were authorized to issue coins for military purposes. They combine Persian and Greek imagery, showing a strap's head and a local reverse image. These are some of the earliest coin portraits...
Top 5 Facts - The Persian Empire
Highway guards, King assassinations and cat soldiers? Heres 5 things you didn’t know about the Persian Empire. For more historical facts and features, visit http://www.historyanswers.co.uk/ Or purchase the latest issue of the magazine...