APWH 7 The Empires of Persia
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The gradual transformation of habitable land into desert.
Removing trees faster than they are replaced.
Persia's first great dynasty. Founded by Cyrus and peaked under Darius.
Founder of the Achaemenid Empire.
Great king who expanded the Achaemenid empire and then administered it through a series of satrapies, standardized coinage, and extensive road/courier networks.
The process of making metal coins according to a standardized pattern.
Underground canal used in water systems of ancient Persia. This system led to enhanced agricultural production and population growth.
Persian emperor most famous for his attempted invasions of Greece.
Unsuccessful Persian attempts to conquer Greece.
Persian dynasty famous for its heavy cavalry. Attempted to restore Persian rule to Achaemenid patterns.
Persian prophet who founded Zoroastrianism (circa 628-551 BC).
Persian religion that emphasizes the duality of good and evil and the role of free will.
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