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Darius I (l. c. 550-486 BCE, r. 522-486 BCE), also known as Darius...
The Behistun Inscription is a relief with accompanying text carved...
Persepolis was the capital of the Persian Achaemenid Empire from...
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...
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...
Ancient Persian Warfare
The ancient Persian military evolved from the earlier armed forces...
The Battle of Gaugamela, 331 BCE
After securing the eastern Mediterranean seaboard and Egypt, Alexander...
Bureaucracy in the Achaemenid Empire: Learning from the Past
In the early days of the Achaemenid Empire (c. 550-330 BCE), the kings...