Persian Empire

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  • -719 BCE

    Annexing one

    Annexing one
    The earlist known record for the persians. Parsuash was annexed by Sargon of Assyria. The medues came to rule a empire and the perisan were subject to them. The achaemenid were the first to claim perisa.
  • -653 BCE

    the first Persian state

    the first Persian state
    after the Medes submitted to the dominance of the Scythians, and Teispes, the so of Achaemenes the Medes was established as the first Persian State in the region of Anshan.
  • -560 BCE

    The Military

    The Military
    There was such much regional competion in asia and that why cyrus the great created a military. Cyrus the great had 10,000 highley trained men. This people would be important to take on other regions.
  • -555 BCE

    Goverment organiation

    Goverment organiation
    Cyrus the great made his goverment connecting by using regional monarchs. These people were called satraps. The rules were you had to stay loyal to the king
  • -550 BCE

    the war with astyages

    the Persian leader Cyrus lead the soldiers to victory over the Astyages who was then captured by his own nobles and turned over to the triumphant which unified the Persian kingdom.
  • -550 BCE

    The founding of the persian empire

    The founding of the persian empire
    In western and central asia back in 550 BCE Cyrus the great founded the persian empire. This empire would become the first one. They got their name from the achaemenes
  • -522 BCE

    The achaemenid Expansion

    The achaemenid Expansion
    Darius the Great, overthrew Gaumata and took control of the territories of the Empire and would make the historic consolidation of lands.
  • -522 BCE

    Darius Success

    Darius Success
    during his reign, he established Aramaic as the official language and devised a codification of laws for Egypt. when he switched the capital to Persepolis he placed silver and gold coinage and made a sustainable tax system.
  • -500 BCE

    The Royal Road

    The Royal Road
    Darius ll built the royal road around 500 BC which was a great invention. This invention imporved trades between the perisan empire. He was able to move the adminastartion centor closer to the center of the realm
  • -480 BCE

    the ruling of King Xerxes

    the ruling of King Xerxes
    Under the ruling of King Xerxes, after the king forced an attempt to expand their empire into Greece. the Greece states fought together and held off the powerful Persian empire and almost killed the whole Persian navy.
  • -479 BCE

    Cambyses ll defeat.

    Cambyses ll defeat.
    Cambyses ll was cyrus the greats son. He invaded greece at the battle of marathon. His army was then defeated at the battle of plataea.
  • -401 BCE

    The Achaemenid Empire's weakness

    The Achaemenid Empire's weakness
    In 401 BC The achaemenid empire weakness got exposed to the greeks when they hired greek mercenaries. He hired about 10,000 which ended up paying off because he found out that they had politcal instabilityand military weakness.
  • -334 BCE

    The greeks make a move

    The greeks make a move
    Phillip ll was the leader of macedon during the time period of 334 BC. He discovered with his son that the perisan empire army was very weak.Alexander the greats army after his dad's passing went and defeated Lydia,Pheonicia, and Egypt. After then defeating the persian gates the empire would be in his hands.
  • -331 BCE

    Alexander the Great

    Alexander the Great
    during his ruling, he ended the expansion of the Persian Empire. He didn't have any equal as a military strategist and he swept through the world and conquered the late Perisan empire
  • -281 BCE

    Seleucus I Nicator

    Seleucus I Nicator
    He was the general when Alexander the Great fought the Persian Empire. But after his death, he tried to take control of Perisa. After he took control of the empire he was killed in 281 BC by Ptolemy Keraunos.
  • Period:
    1,000 BCE
    to
    -330 BCE

    persian empire