This category lists sites devoted to the ancient history of the Persian Empire.

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Accounts of Persian Despotism and Law
Narrations found in Herodotus's The Histories, written c. 430 B.C. and The Book of Esther, written c. 300 B.C.
Achaemenid Royal Inscriptions from Persepolis in Electronic Form
An article containing images as written by Matthew W. Stolper.
Ancient Mesopotamia
Visit sites within Babylon, Assyria, and Persia through the many images.
Artaxerxes III Chronicle
A tablet dealing with the sack of Sidon c.346 B.C.E.
Avesta - Zoroastrian Archives
A significant collection of Zoroastrian texts.
A Collection of Contracts from Mesopotamia
Covering areas of sales and purchases, rentals, labor contracts, co-partnerships, loans and mortgages, bankruptcy, power of attorney, marriage, divorce, adoption, and inheritance.
one of the great cities of ancient Mesopotamia and the capital of Persia.
The Decree of Return for the Jews
As written by Kurash (Cyrus) the Great.
Iran in the Bible
Persia and its people according to the Bible, including images, audio, and links.
List of Kings of Persia
Listing of dynasties and the rulers.
Persepolis and Ancient Iran
Document on architecture, reliefs, and finds of the palaces at Persepolis, prehistoric mound of Tall-i-Bakun, Islamic city mound, and aerial survey flights with photographs.
Extensive collection of short articles.
Links to online articles.
Persia and the Greeks - The Defence of the West, C. 546- 478 B.C
Andrew Robert Burn provides a fairly balanced view of the Achaemenids in their dealings with the Greeks, 1962 by subscription.
Persian Empire
A detailed account of the empire that includes photographs, maps, chart, and links.
Articles on the Medians, Achaemenids, Seleucids, Parthians, and the Sassanids. Features mp3 lectures, royal lines, and timeline.
The Persians Reject Democracy/Darius' State
An excerpt from Herodotus's The History.
Women in Ancient Persia, 559-331 B.C
A picture of women and their economic and political importance in the empire by Maria Brosius, 1998 by subscription.
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