Published on July 2, 2007
Persepolis, Iran (486 BC)
Promotion of long-distance trade and courier service
Saith King Darius: I am a Persian. Setting out from Persia, I conquered Egypt. I ordered this canal dug from the river called the Nile that flows in Egypt, to the sea that begins in Persia. When the canal had been dug as I ordered, ships went from Egypt through this canal to Persia, even as I intended. new Old
Diverse inscription (for diverse nations in unique empire) Old Persian Elamite Babylonian Egyptian
Statement by Darius I (515 BC) in trilingual inscription
Commerce development Standardized coinage, Standardized the weights and measures Replaced irregular tribute (payments with formal taxes)
Seleucid Dynasty (330-150 BC) Alexander the Great had conquered Persia and had, in doing so, conquered most of the world. For most of the world belonged to Persia; in a blink of an eye, it now fell to the Greeks. . Alexander 356- 323 BC
The Parthian dynasty (248 BC – 224 AD)
The Sassanid dynasty (224 BC – 651 AD)
6000 BC Jirfot Civilization 3200-539 BC Porto-Elamite followed by Elamite Dynasty 3000-2000 BC Migration of Indo-European nominate 550 BC Achaemenid Dynasty 248 BC-224 AD Parthian Dynasty 224-651 AD Sassanid Dynasty “ short” Time - Line
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