, pub-6799801859701797, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0 Pictorial History of the Persian Empire


  Pictorial History of the Persian Empire

from 550 BC to 1925 AD

Achaemenid Empire
550 BC until 247 BC
Persian Empire map from 500 BC

The first dynasty of the Persian Empire was created by Achaemenids, established by Cyrus the Great in 550 BC with the conquest of Median, Lydian and Babylonian empires. It covered much of the then known Ancient world. Persepolis is the most famous historical site related to Persian Empire in the Achaemenid era and it has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979.

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