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Vol. X, #5 "The Legacy of Cyrus - The Empires of Persia at War"

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Vol. X, #5 "The Legacy of Cyrus - The Empires of Persia at War"
Sub Category: Historical Magazines
Publish Year: 2017
Pages: 58
Dimensions: 8.5x11x.25"
Restockable: Yes
NKG part #: 2148751282
Mfg. part #: KARAW_10_5
Type: Magazine


Medes, Persians or Achaemenids? Ancient sources rarely cared to differentiate them. Their tribes united and became kingdoms, and their kingdoms turned into empires. Some of the most decisive chapters of ancient warfare were written when their ever-changing borders brought them face-to-face with the great western powers.

Tomb of Cyrus the Great at Pasargadae, Fars Province, Iran. Theme: Daan Nijssen, "Cyrus' conquest of Babylon - How history became myth"

Cyrus’ conquest of Babylon is relatively well documented thanks to the Nabonidus Chronicle, the Cyrus Cylinder, and later Greek sources like Herodotus and Xenophon. It appears that this event has left traces in later Persian oral tradition, since a story similar to Cyrus’ conquest of Babylon can be found in Ferdowsi's Shahnameh, Iran’s national epic.