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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
Get the basic facts and figures here.

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

Brief Bio of Cyrus
A little about the man to get you started.

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

Maps of the Persian Empire
See the rise and fall of a great ancient empire.

Ancient Middle East
Learn more about the region as a whole.

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