East of the Zagros Mountains, a high plateau stretches off towards...
Bureaucracy in the Achaemenid Empire: Learning from the Past
In the early days of the Achaemenid empire, the kings came...
Cyrus the Great
Cyrus II (d. 530 BCE), also known as Cyrus the Great, was the fourth...
Susa was one of the oldest cities in the world and...
Assyria was the region located in the ancient Near East which...
Cambyses II (r. 530-522 BCE) was the second king of the Achaemenid...
Late Period of Ancient Egypt
The Late Period of Egypt (525-332 BCE) is the era following the...
Xerxes I (ruled 486-465 BCE), also known as Xerxes the Great, was...
Persianisation in the Art and Architecture of Achaemenid Provincial Palaces, 550-330BC
According to Margaret Cool Root, a leading scholar on the ancient...
Cultural links between India & the Greco-Roman world
Cyrus the Great (558-530 BCE) built the first universal empire...
The Roman Empire, at its height (c. 117 CE), was the most extensive...
The Battle of Gaugamela, 331 BCE
After securing the eastern Mediterranean seaboard and Egypt, Alexander...