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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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The Kurd's culture and historical memory began with their appropriation of Kaveh, who restored Iran's legitimate monarchy during the time of the Achaemenids, and his banner Derafsh e Kaviani" ("the standard of the kings") is based on Iranian history and historical memory.
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The Arabs point to Safawism as a 16th century ideology adopted by Persians to hide behind Shi'ism as a cover for their anti-Islam militancy and attempts to revive the Sassanid Persian Empire which was a successor to the Medo-Persian Achaemenids who at one ancient time had the world's biggest commonwealth (see the background of the Achaemenids and Sassanids and their pre-Islamic Zoroastrian religion in Google).
Safawis - like the Achaemenids, Parthians and Sassanids - have always sought to control the Gulf region.
Specific topics include the military campaign of Dareios I against the Scythians, the history of Thrace in respect to the Achaemenids, relationships between conquerors and indigenous peoples, Achaemenid influence on art and iconography in Paphlagonian rock tombs in Anatolia, the influence of the Persians on a pair of sphinxes adorning a temple to Zeus in Southwest Anatolia, Achaemenid influences on architecture in Colchis in modern-day Georgia, Achaemenid and Achaemenid-inspired metalwork in the northern borderlands of the Persian empire, and the defensive structures of the urban settlement site of Semibratnee in ancient Labrys.
Archaeological excavations conducted in past have shown it was built by the order of Cyrus the Great the founder of second Iranian dynasty, the Achaemenids (550-330 BCE) and left incomplete.
The Art And Architecture Of Persia" commences with the Achaemenids and the Sasanian (who dominated pre-Islamic Persia) and proceeds down through the centuries covering each successive phase of Persia's traditional traditions.
Josef Wiesehofer provides a comprehensive survey of the Persian Empire under the Achaemenids, the Parthians and the Sasanians.
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Firstly, the Elamite version in general corresponds more closely to the Old Persian text;(63) secondly, libar was the original written term, for Darius' Res Gestae dictated in OP had at once been translated and engraved in Elamite,(64) which was the official written language of the Achaemenids as late as in the second half of the fifth century B.
They cover Herodotus on the character of Persian imperialism; the use and abuse of Herodotus by biblical scholars; the justice of Darius: reflections on the Achaemenid Empire as a rule-bound environment; indigenous elites in Yehud: the inscriptional evidence from Xanthus, Tayma, and Dedan and the Nehemiah memoir; what is "Persian" about the Book of Genesis; admiring others: Xenophon and Persians; from fact to fiction: Persian history and the book of Esther; and Judahite prophecy and the Achaemenids.