WARTIME: A History Series

S02E10: Darius and the Persian Conquest

May 2, 2014

The Persian empire stretched over most of the known world by the death of its great king Cyrus, yet its’ might was only just beginning. Under the command of his son Cambyses II, the Egyptian civilization would be conquered, and although a rebellion would soon take hold Persia’s might was only starting to reveal itself. It was during the reign of Darius the great that the political body universally agreed upon as the ancient world’s most vast empire would achieve its full strength, and redirect the fate of the western world forever

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