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  • Tinkle

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    The Ancient Persians, also known as the Achaemenid Persians, were an ancient Iranian civilization that rose to power in the 6th century BCE. They established the Achaemenid Empire, which at its height was one of the largest empires in ancient history, spanning from Egypt to India.

    Here are some of the major accomplishments and contributions of the Ancient Persians:

    1. Founding of the Achaemenid Empire:

      • The Achaemenid dynasty, founded by Cyrus the Great, built an extensive and powerful empire that unified a vast territory under Persian rule.
    2. Innovations in governance and administration:

      • The Persians pioneered the concept of a centralized and organized government, with a complex bureaucracy and infrastructure to manage their vast empire.
      • They introduced the satrapy system, which divided the empire into provinces (satrapies) governed by appointed officials called satraps.
      • The Persian Royal Road, a network of roads and relay stations, facilitated efficient communication and transportation throughout the empire.
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