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Vishtaspa karanaya

A famous passage of Xenophon goes as follows (Xen. Hell. 1.4.3):

Cyrus had a letter with him, bearing the King’s seal … among other things it contained these words: I am sending Cyrus down to the coast as…

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War Horse Part 4: The Persians

Painting of Cyrus The Great in battle.

The rise of the Achaemenid or Persian Empire in the sixth century BC was swift, arguably due to the endeavours of Persia’s first influential king, Cyrus The Great. 777 more words


The Pazyryk Shield

I recently had the opportunity to visit St. Petersburg and see some things which I had wanted to see for very many years. One of these was the shield excavated by S.I. 1,128 more words


How Do You Pronounce Those Accented Characters in Ancient Near Eastern Languages Anyways?

Specialists in ancient Southwest Asia do not always name and define the special accented characters which they use to transcribe words in languages like Aramaic, Babylonian, Sumerian, and Old Persian. 847 more words



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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