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Persian Emire

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madi wells

on 18 November 2013

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Transcript of Persian Emire

Persian Empire
Existed from 550-330 BCE
Largest empire in ancient times(2 million miles)
Also known as the Achaeminid Empire
Rise happened when Cyrus became king and it fell apart when Xerxes died and it fell to the Macedonian conqueror Alexander the Great
Royal Road
Fertile crescent
Examples of instruments they used for music were the bowed spike-fiddle, goblet drum, the dulcimer and etc.
Some of the artifacts Persia had were of Cyrus the Great (ruled 559BC-530BC), Darius (ruled 522BC-486BC), and of Cambyses, son of Cyrus the Great (ruled 530BC-522BC)
They had a clay cylinder which contained writings about king Cyrus' tolerance of other cultures especially the Te brew's.
Government Structure
King and overlords
Legal system
Initial military force followed by compassion
Height of Empire
Darius the Great (522 b.c. - 486 b.c.)
Built capital, Persepolis
Social classes was on the very top was king's and family. The rest of the social class are the priest's, aristocracy, military, trades, craftsman, peasant's and slaves.
Dancing was a very important art during the Persian time. It was well respected and a normal tradition.
The Persian listed to classical music and was played and special a cations.
They played many games such as board games for example chess.
Some examples of entertainment are they danced, played music, and went to cinema and theater.
Sports they played were polo and bullfighting.
The significance's of the artifacts is that they respected each of there kings and they showed that in different ways and that they were loyal to every single one of the kings.
Cyrus the Great
Clay cylinder of Cyrus the Great
Cyrus son Cambyses
King Darius
Bowed Spike-Fiddle
Goblet drum
Persian Empire architecture are that they made temples for worship, and social gatherings and erected in honor of fallen kings.
Persian did not pay tax
Persia is divided into several parts
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