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  1. Xerxes The Great: The Powerful Persian King Whose Death Destroyed an Empire

    Xerxes I, also known as Xerxes the Great, was a 5th​ century Achaemenid king of the Persian empire. He is best known for leading the ... known as Xerxes the Great, was a 5th century Achaemenid king of the Persian empire. He is best known for leading the ...

    dhwty - 13/04/2019 - 22:58

  2. The Argead Dynasty and the Founding of the Kingdom of Macedonia

    ... of Temenus, a great-great-grandson of  Heracles , and King of Argos. The ancient historian Herodotus provides an ... down in a town called Lebaea. There, they worked for the king, tending to his livestock. The queen, who prepared the ... invaded Greece, first under Darius I, and then under Xerxes I. Although the Macedonians were vassals of the ...

    dhwty - 05/04/2021 - 19:00

  3. The Graeco-Bactrian Kingdom: Alexander The Great’s Easternmost Legacy

    ... ‘Greek’ nature prior to the arrival of the Macedonian king. This was introduced by the Achaemenids (the first ... and Tajikistan.  Cyrus the Great was the first king to conquer the region (Adriaen Collaert / Public Domain ... Bactria an independent kingdom, and proclaimed himself king. Thus, the Graeco-Bactrian Kingdom was established.  ...

    dhwty - 09/10/2021 - 01:39

  4. After 300: The Posthumous Vengeance of King Leonidas of Sparta

    ... rivals of the Spartan warriors looked to the current Agiad king for guidance in the darkest time of the war. That king, unsurprisingly, was King Leonidas I. A King Amongst ... Eurypontids. With his death at the hands of the army of Xerxes, king of Persia, and his head paraded around on a ...

    Riley Winters - 21/02/2018 - 18:38

  5. Persian King Xerxes Ordered the Sea to be Whipped as Punishment

    Xerxes I, also known as Xerxes the Great, was a 5th century Achaemenid king of the Persian empire. He is best known for leading the ... known as Xerxes the Great, was a 5th century Achaemenid king of the Persian empire. He is best known for leading the ...

    Joanna Gillan - 11/05/2022 - 01:58

  6. How Queen Artemisia I Won the Admiration of the King of Persia

    ... of her allies, the fear of armies, the adoration of a king, and has even been linked to one of the  Seven Wonders ... first years of the 5th century BC, a Carian revolt against King Darius I, the third Iranian King of Kings of the Achaemenid Empire, failed.  Xerxes The Great: The Powerful Persian King Whose Death ...

    Mary Mount - 06/06/2021 - 23:00

  7. King Leonidas of Sparta and the Epic Battle of the 300 at Thermopylae

    ... of Sparta. Yet, how much do we actually know about King Leonidas, and what happened with ‘the 300’ during the Battle of Thermopylae ? Who was King Leonidas? According to ancient Greek historian ... he was quelling these, he was killed in battle. His son, Xerxes , ascended to the throne. Determined to avenge his ...

    dhwty - 16/11/2019 - 02:01

  8. The New Prince of Persia Game is Announced. How Does the History Stack Up?

    ... named Rostam Farrokhzad who was the brother of the Persian king Yazdegerd the Third and the commander of his army in the ... Empire. Yazdegerd the Third was the 38th (and last) king of the  Sasanian Empire of Iran , from the year 632 to ... character, not a set historical figure. Persia’s King Xerxes the First, and More Persian Battles However, one ...

    valdar - 11/08/2023 - 22:55

  9. Center of Ancient Kingdom of Judah Found in Jerusalem

    ... is “LMLK,” “LamMeLeKh,” or “Belonging to the King,” Over twenty of these have been unearthed and they ... dated to a turbulent period in the history of Judah when King Hezekiah had to defend Jerusalem against the Assyrians . ... allowed to return to their homeland after the Persian king Xerxes defeated the Babylonians. It appears that the Jews ...

    Ed Whelan - 23/07/2020 - 14:00

  10. The Remarkable Story of Esther: A Brave Queen and Champion for the Jews

    ... She was an independent woman in the court of a Persian king and a brave heart who knew how to fight for her beliefs. ... It is believed that her husband was the famous Persian king Xerxes I of the Achaemenid Empire. Flavius Josephus suggested ...

    Natalia Klimczak - 29/08/2016 - 03:53

  11. Apadana – The Everlasting Hall of the Achaemenids

    ... any audience hall of the time. But when Darius the Great , king of kings, began constructing his marvelous design of the great audience hall of Persepolis, and when Xerxes the First finally finished it, the word apadāna ... All Lands, was the great audience hall of the Achaemenid king. And it was so stunningly elaborate, so intricate and ...

    Aleksa Vučković - 29/09/2019 - 02:03

  12. Achaemenid Religion: Lighting the Spirit of Ancient Persia

    ... Empire was established around 550 BC when Cyrus, king of Persia, soon to be Cyrus the Great , led a Persian revolt against the Median ruler, King Astyages. After defeating the Medes, Cyrus went on to ... . It reached its largest territorial area under King Xerxes I (486-465 BC), Darius I’s successor. Xerxes is also ...

    Caleb Strom - 13/10/2019 - 23:01

  13. Satraps of the Persian Empire – Rebellious Protectors of the Realm

    ... over his former sovereign, Astyages. Painting of king Astyages sending Harpagus to kill young Cyrus. ... turning his attention to the west, where he defeated the king of Lydia, Croesus. Cyrus then conquered Babylon and ... in the description of the Persian army assembled by Xerxes I for his invasion of Greece in 480 BC. Achaemenid ...

    dhwty - 21/09/2019 - 21:14

  14. Ambushes and Betrayals: 7 Assassinations that Shook the Ancient World

    ... wedding at Aegae, his kingdom’s capital. As the king was entering the town’s theater unprotected, he was ... by Pausanias of Orestis, one of his bodyguards. The king had chosen to go unprotected in order to appear ... a slight miscalculation. Pausanias stabbed the defenseless king in the ribs, killing him immediately. The assassin then ...

    Robbie Mitchell - 24/06/2023 - 18:51

  15. The Persian War Machine: Organization and Command – Part I

    ... down to local rule, and provinces provided troops to the king when needed. Because of this, it makes it difficult to ... system. When it comes to command, it is headed by the “king of kings” or shahanshah in Persian. On the surface, ... with the king, like Darius leading his army into Scythia, Xerxes into Greece, like Artaxerxes II fought his brother ...

    Cam Rea - 12/10/2016 - 16:59

  16. Ancient Fort and Stele Proclaiming Victory of Famous Persian King Found in Russia

    ... ancient stele with an inscribed message from the legendary King Darius I, one of the most famous rulers of ancient ... in ancient cuneiform that was only used by the Persian king. Unfortunately, only 10-15% of the text has survived. ... of Cyrus the Great. Darius was also the father of King Xerxes I , who won the famous battle of Thermoylae. Darius ...

    Natalia Klimczak - 10/08/2016 - 21:44

  17. Hydrologic Engineering Marvels Hidden in History

    ... and damming skills. An artist's illustration depicting Xerxes' alleged "punishment" of the Hellespont (1909) ( Public Domain ) Xerxes’ Extraordinary Canal During the First Persian ... Persian invasion of Greece (480–479 BC), the great king Xerxes I of Persia ordered a canal be dug through the ...

    ashley cowie - 15/06/2020 - 19:13

  18. The Influential Women that Surrounded and Aided Alexander the Great

    ... to have had key influences on him. Some of the Macedonian king’s shorter romances also affected his life positively. ... a lion to protect her son and even sacrificed her husband, king Philip II of Macedonia, to support Alexander . Her birth ... was Myrtle, and she was a daughter of Neoptolemus, the king of Epirus. Legend says that she had relatives who fought ...

    Natalia Klimczak - 29/03/2016 - 14:19

  19. Bactria - The Bountiful, Sought-after Region of Ancient History

    ... conquests made by Darius the Great , the third Persian “King of Kings,” who reigned from 522 BC until his death in ... in the late 9th and early 8th centuries BC, the Assyrian King Ninus, and later his wife, Semiramis, led campaigns to ... of Cnidus was the physician of Artaxerxes II, another King of Kings of the Achaemenid Empire, and thus had the ...

    Aleksa Vučković - 02/10/2021 - 14:43

  20. Inside Etemenanki: The Real-Life Tower of Babel

    ... cuneiform inscription mentions the name of the Assyrian king Adad-nirari III and his mother, Sammuramat. Circa ... ) That was an important job. In fact, in Babylon, the king’s life depended on it. The Babylonians had long ... Nebuchadnezzar, only to be torn again by the Persian King Xerxes. The legendary Tower of Babel Ancient Babylonian ...

    Mark Oliver - 10/05/2018 - 18:57