Darius I (c. 550-486 BCE), also known as Darius the Great, was...
The Battle of Gaugamela, 331 BCE
After securing the eastern Mediterranean seaboard and Egypt, Alexander...
East of the Zagros Mountains, a high plateau stretches off towards...
Battle of Issus
The Battle of Issus (5th November, 333 BCE) was Alexander the Great's...
Miltiades (c. 555-489 BCE) was the Athenian general who defeated...
Late Period of Ancient Egypt
The Late Period of Egypt (525-332 BCE) is the era following the...
The Battle on the plain of Marathon in September 490 BCE between...
Cambyses II (r. 530-522 BCE) was the second king of the Achaemenid...
Battle of Gaugamela
The Battle of Gaugamela (1st October 331 BCE, also known as the...
Bureaucracy in the Achaemenid Empire: Learning from the Past
In the early days of the Achaemenid empire, the kings came...
Persepolis is the Greek name (from perses polis for 'Persian...
Darius I Inscribed Stone Weight
The cuneiform inscription on this polished diorite weight states...