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14 09, 2017

Who were the Persians? Persian Empire – Iran – history

By |2019-09-05T05:39:06-07:00September 14th, 2017|West Asia|8 Comments

The Persians came from the Central Asian steppe The Persians and the Medes Around 1200 BC, some Indo-European people from Central Asia moved south into West Asia. These people were the Persians and the Medes. Who were the Indo-Europeans? More Central Asia articles More West Asia (Middle East) articles Nomads and cattle-herders in Central Asia The Persians [...]

23 08, 2017

Daniel in the lion’s den – Bible stories

By |2019-05-01T05:57:37-07:00August 23rd, 2017|Religion, West Asia|0 Comments

Daniel in the lion's den, from the sarcophagus of Junius Bassus, 359 AD in Rome Who was Daniel? In the Bible story, Daniel was one of the Jews who was in captivity in Babylon during the reign of the Neo-Babylonian kings, in the 600s BC. Babylonian Captivity Neo-Babylonians History of the Jews All our West Asia articles [...]

20 07, 2017

Vedic expansion – history of India

By |2019-03-13T10:44:02-07:00July 20th, 2017|History, India|0 Comments

Ganges river - wider and slower than the Indus Vedic people become more Indian After the Vedic people moved into the Ganges valley about 800 BC, they were further from West Asia and Central Asia and had less contact with their relatives there. Who were the Vedic people? Vedic architecture All our India articles Hinduism and the Mahabharata They [...]

9 07, 2017

Battle of Marathon – Pheidippides – First Persian War

By |2018-04-23T08:03:33-07:00July 9th, 2017|Greeks, History|0 Comments

Miltiades' bronze helmet from the Battle of Marathon Pheidippides runs to Sparta to get help The Athenians took up a strong position in the hills around Marathon and (according to legend) sent a runner, Pheidippides (fie-DIP-ih-dees), to another Greek city, Sparta, to ask for help. Sparta had the best army in Greece, and [...]

7 07, 2017

Battle of Marathon – First Persian War – Ancient Greece

By |2019-09-13T06:48:47-07:00July 7th, 2017|Greeks|13 Comments

Battle of Marathon: The plain of Marathon The First Persian War The Persians were attacking Greece! They landed at Marathon in the fall of 490 BC. When the Athenians heard that the Persians had landed, the citizens (the free men) met in their assembly to decide what to do. Should Athens fight or [...]

7 07, 2017

First Persian War – Ancient Greece

By |2019-06-09T12:06:43-07:00July 7th, 2017|Greeks, History|0 Comments

Darius I, from the Behistun Inscription in Iran - First Persian War Darius wants revenge After the Ionian Revolt of 499 BC, the Persians and their king Darius wanted to conquer Greece more than ever. Persia wanted more and more land. Ionian Revolt Who were the Persians? All our ancient Greece articles Also, [...]

7 07, 2017

What was the Ionian revolt?

By |2019-09-23T05:36:09-07:00July 7th, 2017|Greeks, History, West Asia|0 Comments

Theater of Miletus Cyrus the Great In 539 BC, Cyrus the Great made himself the King of Kings. He ruled all of West Asia. Along the coast of Anatolia (modern Turkey), Cyrus conquered the Lydians. Who were the Lydians? Who was Cyrus the Great? All our West Asia articles Then Cyrus conquered the [...]