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Today in World History: December 4th

Cyrus the Great, first emperor of Persia, king of Anshan, Media, Babylon, Akkad and Sumer, died in 530 B.C.E, on this day. “King of the Four Corners of the World”, he established a tolerant empire, and respected the beliefs and customs of his subjects. 105 more words

Ancient History

Sometimes I Wish I'd Been Born a Boy in the Ancient World

Reading Mary Renault is dangerous.

Immersing myself in antiquity as brought to life by Renault’s coruscating prose stirs up a nearly unbearable longing for another world. 371 more words


Shazzan the Genie - Ancient Persia

Shazzan is an Arabian nights genie featured on the Hanna-Barbera CBS TV animated fantasy series SHAZZAN (1967-69).

The Gold Key comicbook company ran five issues called “Hanna- Barbera’s Super TV Heroes” featuring Shazzan, among other superheroes, like Birdman and The Galaxy Trio. 44 more words