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 (ə-kē′mə-nĭd, -kĕm′ə-) also A·chae·me·ni·an (ăk′ə-mē′nē-ən)
Of or relating to the dynasty that ruled the Persian Empire.
A member or subject of this dynasty.

[After Achaemenes, legendary ancestor of Cyrus II, founder of the dynasty.]
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(əˈkiːmənɪd; əˈkɛm-)
n, pl Achaemenids, Achaemenidae (ˌækɪˈmɛnɪˌdiː) or Achaemenides (ˌækɪˈmɛnɪˌdiːz)
(Historical Terms) any member of a Persian dynasty of kings, including Cyrus the Great, that ruled from about 550 to 331 bc, when Darius III was overthrown by Alexander the Great
[from Greek, after Akhaimenēs, name of the founder]
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On West Semites in Babylonia during the Chaldean and Achaemenian Periods: An Onomastic Study.
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The Persians' Achaemenian Empire, [Three-century B.C] overlay due to Sanskrit traditions, for the destruction of the Indus valley civilization.
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About the time when Timisoara ruled in Magadha, a powerful kingdom rose in Persia under Cyrus, the founder of Achaemenian dynasty in Persia.
These repeated failures in the battle fields infact had exposed military might and weaknesses of Iranian authority therefore Alexander fearlessly marched on towards Mesopotamia to fight a decisive battle at the historic battle field of Arbela where the last Achaemenian King of Kings" Darius III was utterly defeated by Europeans in 330 BCE.
145 BC) has produced numerous shards that have been gathered into three main groups: the first relates to Persian wares of the Achaemenian period, with white and red slip decoration, and some new Greek shapes of fish dishes and craters.
Francis, "the history of Achaemenian Persia amply demonstrates that the Magi might on occasion attempt to manipulate their religious power for political ends.
Once belonging to the Achaemenian Empire in the 6th century BC until the invasion by Alexander the Great, Merv is the oldest well-preserved heritage city of the Silk Road and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.