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region stretching from the Persian Gulf northwest up the Tigris and Euphrates rivers and west over the Mediterranean Sea
king who took control of Persian Empire from the Medes people. He ruled through the policy of toleration - he believed in ruling by fairness and having a peace among his people
Cyrus the Great
Emperor that was the successor to Cyrus and expanded the empire by harsh means. He built the Royal Road and created minted coins
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