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Who were the Persians? Persian Empire – Iran – history

By | 2017-12-22T01:59:32+00:00 September 14th, 2017|History, West Asia, Where|

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. Nomads and cattle-herders in Central Asia The Persians and the Medes were distantly related to the Scythians, the Hittites, the Greeks and the Romans, and they spoke [...]

Battle of Marathon – First Persian War – Ancient Greece

By | 2017-12-22T09:46:02+00:00 July 7th, 2017|Greeks, History|

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 [...]