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Elam and Persia

Ever wonder how the Persian Empire came about, or how and when Cyrus the great rose to power? A UW-Eau Claire professor digs in to tell us how the empire was built and how their leader came into power. The empire which gets its origins from the settlement of Ansan can be traced back to the start of the achaemenid period. Cyrus the greats father was once the king of Ansan, and after his death took over the reign of power in the Persian Empire.

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