Darius I the Great 550-486 BC
Xerxes I, followed by court officials, standing
behind his father, King Darius I.
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Darius was king of Persia from 522 BC - 486 BC.
His family was the
When Darius wasn't busy with his many
building projects, he tried to conquer Greece. He put down the
In 493 BC, Darius seized
who would pay him back for this later.
In 490 BC, Miltiades found an
opportunity to settle scores. During the
Greco-Persian Wars, Darius' army lost the
Shortly after the defeat at Marathon,
Darius prepared for a new expedition against Greece. In 487 BC,
Egypt revolts from the Persians, and delays Darius' new Greek
In 486 BC, Darius dies and his son
Xerxes I the Great becomes King of
Darius I the Great
Darius was the one who authored the
inscriptions on the
The Family of Darius I
Darius' wife was Atossa. Xerxes I
the Great was their son.
Darius' son-in-law was
And here is a map of the
Persian Empire about 500 BC
MAP OF THE PERSIAN EMPIRE
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