Often relegated to the role of slavish cannon fodder for Sparta’s spears, the Achaemenid Persian empire had a glorious heritage. Under a single king they created the greatest empire the world had ever seen.
Cyrus the Great founds the last great empire in what maybe you could call the “black and white era” in the Near East.
Kings of Kings (26:53)
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Dan’s research and book list
1. “Good News Bible: Today’s English Version” by American Bible Society
2. “The Holy Bible: 1611 Edition” King James Version
3. “The World of Achaemenid Persia: The Diversity of Art and Society in Iran and the Ancient Near East” by John Curtis