By Neil D. Bramwell

A background of historical Persia discussing the contributions of rulers from Cyrus to Darius as they increased the limits of the empire. Over a interval of just about 1,200 years, the traditional Persians realized to domesticate plants resembling wheat and barley and to cultivate animals. in addition they confirmed their skills for structure and paintings by means of construction huge, immense palaces, akin to on the web site of Persepolis, and brought the belief of worshipping a unmarried god.

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Only the columns, stairways, and door jambs of its great palaces survived the fire. The stairways, adorned with reliefs representing the king, his court, and delegates of his empire bringing gifts, demonstrate the might of the Persian monarch. C. on his way back to Persia to put down a rebellion led by a member of the Persian court. The leader of the rebellion was himself murdered by seven Persian nobles. 10 As soon as Darius became king, however, rebellions against his rule broke out throughout the empire, and Darius spent a year putting them down.

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