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Atossa>part 8


-“Announce me.”
Apame,Bardiya’s maid,was a pretty quite girl.
She knew every thing about Bardiya’s site matters and all confirmed it.
Every single thing entering or leaving his courts ,was already checked by her watchfully. 418 more words


New playmate

Atossa>part 5


In Achaemenid Empire,dressmaking was most women’s job.Some did more simple things,While some others  performed needlework  and complex patterns for dress.

One of princess’ maids called Vesta,had a daughter ,the same years old as princess.One day she was working on princess’ dress with other seamstresses,taking about her  daughter’s mischief and intelligence. 293 more words


How did Alexander the Great manage to conquer the Achaemenid Empire?

The conquests of Alexander the Great mark one of the most important moments in Western history. It made Greece the pre-eminent political and cultural power of the Eastern Mediterranean, only rivalled Rome and Carthage. 563 more words

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Rock of Behistun - Achaemenid Empire (6th century BC)


For this post, I wanted to write about an astonishing artwork, and what better creation for that than the magnificent Rock of Behistun (also known as Bisotun) in Iran. 665 more words


Intolerant Hellenism: Alexander the Accursed

Previous post here.

Alexander the Great is one of the best known generals and conquerors in history. He created an empire that extended from Macedon to Northwest India that included Egypt in Africa. 2,787 more words


There Will Always Be War

By Alan Caruba ~

We begin with the reality that the United States and many other nations are at war with militant Islamists. They are a growing army of religious zealots murdering Christians, Jews, others who are not Muslim, and even other Muslims. 1,111 more words

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Late Babylonian Private Letters

Before Christmas a senior colleague recommended that I should read the new volume of Spätbabylonische Privatbriefe from Ugarit-Verlag. I am grateful that they did. The orientalists in Vienna are working on a project on Babylonia from the end of the seventh century BCE to the end of cuneiform writing on clay, and as part of this project they are editing the many letters which survive from this period. 504 more words