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Xerxes I

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published on 28 April 2011
Xerxes the Great, also known as Xerxes I of Persia, (Old Persian: Xšayāršā) (reigned 485–465 BCE) was a Zoroastrian Persian Shahanshah (Emperor) of the Achaemenid Empire. He was the son of Darius the Great and Atossa and a descendent of Cyrus the Great. He succeeded his father in 486 BCE with a very smooth transition of power, unchallenged... [continue reading]

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