The Persian Empire: A Powerful Ancient Kingdom
The Persian Empire was one of the largest and most influential empires in history. It was founded in 550 B.C. by Cyrus the Great and lasted until 330 B.C. It influenced art, culture, politics, and science throughout its many regions.
History of the persian empire
Persian Empire: One of the largest and most powerful empires in the ancient world, the Persian Empire rose to power in 550 BCE in what is now Iran. It was ruled by a series of kings from the Achaemenid dynasty and stretched from Egypt to India.
Cyrus the Great: Cyrus the Great was the founder of the Persian Empire. He was a wise and just ruler, and is known for releasing the Jews from the Babylonian Captivity and allowing them to return to Jerusalem.
Zoroastrianism: Zoroastrianism, also known as Mazdaism, was the official religion of the Persian Empire. It was a monotheistic religion that revolved around the worship of the supreme god Ahura Mazda.
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"They were sophisticated, well-equipped and their armor glittering with gold" - Herodotus The Persian Army operated with a large ground force and mounted Calvary Apart from the Immortals who were highly trained and well euqipped the average Persian soldiers began training in archery at a young age and general military training at 15
Spartan Army Started at age 7 continued into their 20's Raised from age seven to be tough and lethal Society focused on soldiers values and military might The actual 300 battle most likely consisted of 300 Spartans, 700 Thespians, 400 Thebans, possibly up to 900 helots, and 1,000 Phocians
What were the major accomplishments of the Persian Empire?
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The Persian Empire was the first empire to have roads connecting the major cities. The Persians were the first to use coins as currency. The Persian Empire was the largest empire in the world at its peak, stretching from India to Egypt. The Persian Empire was skilled at waging war I'm sure we allknow the story of the 300
What would life have been like for someone living in the Persian Empire?
What were the conflicts between the Persian Empire and its neighbors?
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Question: What were the major events in the history of the Persian Empire?
The Persian Empire was founded by Cyrus the Great in 550 BCE. The Persian Empire was conquered by Alexander the Great in 330 BCE. The Persian Empire was conquered by the Arabs in 651 CE.
A: In pairs, create a timeline of major events in the Persian Empire. B: In pairs, draw a map of the Persian Empire at its greatest extent.
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