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Cyrus, Achaemenid ruler who conquered the Medes to become first emperor of Persia.

Burial at Pasargadae
The founder of the Achaemenid Dynasty of the Persian Empire established his capital at Pasargadae and was later buried there.

Cyrus the Great
About Cyrus the Great (born ? 600 B.C.), son of Cambyses, the first of the Achaemenid kings of the Persian Empire.

Ancient Persia - Introduction to Persia and the Persian Empire
Cyrus made peace with the Medes, and cemented the alliance by creating not just Persian, but Median sub-kings (who were known as satraps) to rule the provinces.

Major Near Eastern Kings
Information on Xerxes, Darius, Cyrus, Ashurbanipal, Tiglath Pileser, Sennacherib, Nebuchadnezzar, Sargon II and Ashurbanipal.

The Education of Cyrus the Great
Contents of Xenophon's Cyropedia on the education of Cyrus.

Jona Lendering explains that it is from Herodotus that we get the idea that Cyrus the Great may have conquered Bactria in the sixth century B.C.

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