Persian Empire

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1. also Persian Empire A vast empire of southwest Asia founded by Cyrus II after 546 bc and brought to the height of its power and glory by Darius I and his son Xerxes. Eventually the empire extended from the Indus River valley in present-day Pakistan to the Mediterranean Sea before Alexander the Great conquered it between 333 and 331 bc.
2. See Iran.
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Persian Empire

(Historical Terms) the S Asian empire established by Cyrus the Great in the 6th century bc and overthrown by Alexander the Great in the 4th century bc. At its height it extended from India to Europe
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(ˈpɜr ʒə, -ʃə)

1. Also called Persian Empire. an ancient empire located in W and SW Asia: at its height it extended from Egypt and the Aegean to India; conquered by Alexander the Great 334–331 B.C.
2. former official name (until 1935) of Iran.
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Noun1.Persian Empire - an empire in southern Asia created by Cyrus the Great in the 6th century BC and destroyed by Alexander the Great in the 4th century BCPersian Empire - an empire in southern Asia created by Cyrus the Great in the 6th century BC and destroyed by Alexander the Great in the 4th century BC
Asia - the largest continent with 60% of the earth's population; it is joined to Europe on the west to form Eurasia; it is the site of some of the world's earliest civilizations
peri - (Persian folklore) a supernatural being descended from fallen angels and excluded from paradise until penance is done
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Indeed, after ten years, during which this state of things had not ceased to trouble him, Schahriar cut off the country of Great Tartary from the Persian Empire and made his brother king.
He noted that excavations and research showed there were settlements in the area 300 years before the Achaemenid Empire, also known as the First Persian Empire, which began in 550 BCE.
1000-520), Wicks investigates Elamite culture (society religion, economy, politics, and Elamite material culture (architecture and artifacts) from the perspective of the funerary record; aiming to animate and illuminate the Elamite people, long obscured by the Persian Empire. (Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR)
It is celebrated across territories that once made up the ancient Persian empire, stretching from the Middle East to Central Asia.
This took place in the ancient Achaemenid Persian Empire. The story is recorded in the Biblical Book of Esther.
Sada holiday is a forerunner of Nowruz and this is the oldest tradition of the Tajik people, which has come down to us from the depth of ages, which dates back to the first Persian empire of the Achaemenids.
Fear hoplites (Greek warriors) at war with the Persian Empire and enjoy Greek drama, a popular pastime in ancient Greece.
Alexander's defeat of the Persian Empire in 331 BC captured the popular imagination, inspiring an endless series of stories and representations that emerged shortly after his death and continues today.
The Western region of Pakistan was one part of the easternmost satrap's provinces of Persian Empire which included the areas of Satraps provinces of present-day Pakistan.
Aramaic, which originated in the Levant (Syria, Lebanon and northern Israel) became the official language of the Persian Empire, which reached from Afghanistan to Egypt, but was finally defeated by Alexander the Great in 332 BC.
Cairo: Yemeni President Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi has accused Iran of seeking to build a Persian empire and making his country part of it.