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Caracas of unidentified creature filmed in the Persian Gulf.


The Persian Empire timeline under Cyrus The Great reign and others. So impressive when you take into account how long ago this was and how much they overcame without the advantages of what we have today.


The Achaemenid Empire gold cup.The Achaemenid empire, the first of the Persian empires to rule over significant portions of Greater Iran, was wiped out by Alexander the Great in 330 BC.

loriedarlin:The Persian Bird by Kandy Hurley Found on via…

"Artemisia, Queen of Halicarnasuss, sinks a rival Calyndian ship within the Persian fleet at the Battle of Salamis, off the coast of Greece, 480 BC"

historical context The Acropolis of Athens as it would have appeared in the classical (ca. 420 BC) period. The Acropolis was destroyed by the Persians in 490 BC and rebuilt to even greater levels of splendor. Visible are the famous Parthenon, Erechtheion, and Propylaia.


Tomyris (reigned c. 530 BC) was a queen of the Massagetae, an Iranian people of Central Asia east of the Caspian Sea. She was famous for defeating and killing the Persian emperor Cyrus the Great during his invasion and attempted conquest of her country. When Cyrus captured Tomyris’ son, she sent a letter to him denouncing his treachery and challenging him to honorable battle. In the fight that ensued, the Persians were defeated with high casualties, Cyrus himself was killed, and Tomyris had…