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The Persians (Achaemenid Empire)
One of the largest, oldest and most powerful empires of antiquity was the Persian Empire. Founded by Cyrus the Great in the 6th Century it dominated a region from the Indus Valley to Macedonia and eventually Egypt.
World History Civilizations Alexander the Great Time Line
World History Other Civilizations  Alexander Time Line
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The Persian Empire: A Corpus of Sources of the Achaemenid Period 
From Cyrus to Alexander: A History of the Persian Empire 
A Geographical Memoir of the Persian Empire... 
Forgotten Empire: The World of Ancient Persia 
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Ancient Persia Scholarly Articles Crystalinks  Awesome Library 
ThoughtCo History World Wikipedia  The History of Herodotus
Persia Fordham University Maps of Persia  Catholic Encyclopedia