Sunday, January 10, 2010

The Persians


Civilizations of the Fertile Crescent:  The Persians

The Persians lived in what is today called Iran. They built the largest land empire of the ancient world, and had a great capital city at Persepolis before its destruction by Alexander the Great. Some people know the Persians as the enemy in the movie 300, but there is so much more. The Persians' most famous leaders were Cyrus the Great, Darius the Great, and Xerxes. At one time, the Persians took over the land of Egypt, and at another challenged the Greeks for domination of the lands east of the Mediterranean.



Sources of information on the Persians:
Washington State University
Wikipedia Entry
History for Kids: Persia
Ancient History Source Book

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3 comments:

  1. thank you for this information
    mr.g

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  2. this info is great it is helping me sooo much
    thanks

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  3. You can find more about Persia on Ancient History Encyclopedia. It's a community-driven site about ancient history.

    We've got a timeline, maps, and articles about Persia.

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