Cyrus the Great


Cyrus the Great was the man who created what we call the Persian Empire by conquering many neighbors and consolidating these lands into one, with himself as emperor, of course.

Encyclopedia Entry: Cyrus
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Cyrus the Great
See the great empire rise from the will of one great man.

The First Declaration of Human Rights
See what Cyrus had to say about respecting the rights of the people his troops conquered.

The Achaemenid Empire
Cyrus founded this powerful empire.

Ancient Middle East
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