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Persians. 550 BC. I. Cyrus. Persian King – Expanded the Empire Kind and Tolerant Honored Local Customs and Religions. Cyrus (Cont.). Didn’t allow looting or burning Allowed Jews to return to Jerusalem – Rebuild the Temple. II. Cambyses. 530 BC – Son of Cyrus – New Persian King

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persians

Persians

550 BC

i cyrus
I. Cyrus
  • Persian King – Expanded the Empire
  • Kind and Tolerant
  • Honored Local Customs and Religions
cyrus cont
Cyrus (Cont.)
  • Didn’t allow looting or burning
  • Allowed Jews to return to Jerusalem – Rebuild the Temple
ii cambyses
II. Cambyses
  • 530 BC – Son of Cyrus – New Persian King
  • Didn’t follow the ideas/ways of his father
  • Conquered Egypt
slide5
Scorned the Egyptian religion
  • Images of Gods – Burn ‘Em
results
Results
  • REBELLIONS!!!
  • Internal wars – NOT GOOD!
iii darius
III. Darius
  • Next Persian King
  • Was a Bodyguard
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Divided Kingdom into Provinces
    • Conquered people could practice their own religion, language, and laws
  • Assigned a tax collector and military leader to each province
iv achievements
IV. Achievements
  • Created the Royal Road
  • Standard coins – 1st time in history
  • Never conquered Greece – Only Failure!
darius s failure
Darius’s Failure!!
  • Never conquered Greece
vii zoroastrianism
VII. Zoroastrianism
  • Persian prophet – Zoroaster
    • Explained why the world was full of war, violence, and famine
  • Monotheistic – Ahura Mazda
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(Cont.)
  • Earth – battleground where good vs. evil fight
  • Each person is expected to take part in this struggle
  • You will be judged - how well did you fight the battle for good???