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 Cyrus the Great - 529 Bc

 king of Persia, founder of Achaemenid power and the Persian empire. He conquered Media between 559 and 549 B.C., Lydia in 546, and Babylonia in 538. In EGYPT he laid the basis for future Persian victories. Because he placed Jews in power in Palestin, creating a buffer state between Persia and Egypt, he is spoken of approvingly in the Old Testament, He respected the religion and customs of each part of his empire.

 

 


Cyrus the Great tomb
Cyrus the Great tomb in Passargad