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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.]


(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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This aligning of the personal background of Udjahoressnet relativizes the inscription's applicability as a policy source for the entire empire, but it does provide evidence that Achaemenid rulers were not averse to intervention in local cults.
Bardak Siyah Achaemenid Palace The winter palace of Dariush or 'Darius' located 12 km north of the current city of Burazjan is known as the 'Bardak Siyah (palace).
Elamite and Achaemenid settlement on the Deh Luran Plain; towns and villages of the early empires in southwestern Iran.
Three of the saltmen date to the Parthian (247 BCE - 224 CE) and the Sassanid (224 - 651 CE) eras, while all other human remains discovered at the site go back to the Achaemenid Dynasty (550 - 330 BCE).
This technique, known as cloisonne is a distinctive feature of Achaemenid jewellery.
During the Achaemenid Dynasty (550-330 BCE *), provincial leaders journeyed to Persepolis, the cultural and diplomatic capital of ancient Iran, to join in the grand festival and to offer homage to their monarch.
It is directly or indirectly a main source for many perceptions of Achaemenid Persian history and culture.
The Achaemenid artifact was found in Babylon, today's Iraq during excavations in 1879, and has been housed in the British Museum ever since.
History of Achaemenid Phoenicia: Being a Phoenician, Negotiating Empires.
The social history of Achaemenid Phoenicia; being a Phoenician, negotiating empires.
in the middle of the reign of the Achaemenid Persian king Darius I," said Gil Stein, Director of the Oriental Institute, where the tablets are kept.
Among their topics are Achaemenid propaganda and oral traditions: a reassessment of Herodotus' early Persian logoi, alphabetic writing in the Mediterranean world: transmission and appropriation, a cache of terracotta votives from Mendes: elements of popular religion in the Axial Age, medicine and mathematics in fifth-century Greece and the question of Near Eastern influence, and elite and non-elite transmission of culture and technology.