Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Ancient civilizations have always been a source of fascination. From the first farmers of Mesopotamia, to ancient China, the worlds oldest continuing civilization, to Egypts breathtaking pyramids, to Cyrus the Great of Persia who set up one of the greatest empires of the ancient world, through the glories of Greece and the rise and fall of Rome, each civilization has left behind stories and secrets for those who have followed. The books in the Discover Ancient Civilizations series explore the lands, people, cultures, and conquests of ancient China, Egypt, Greece, Mesopotamian, Persia, and Rome. Book jacket. Codice inventario libreria
Riassunto: A history of ancient Persia discussing the contributions of rulers from Cyrus to Darius as they expanded the boundaries of the empire. Over a period of almost 1,200 years, the ancient Persians learned to cultivate crops such as wheat and barley and to domesticate animals. They also demonstrated their talents for architecture and art by building enormous palaces, such as at the site of Persepolis, and introduced the idea of worshipping a single god.
From Booklist: This volume of the Discover Ancient Civilizations series explores the lands, people, and cultural heritage of Persia, the civilization that once occupied modern-day Iran. The empire of Cyrus the Great is discussed through the end of the Achaemenid Dynasty and the invasion of Alexander the Great. The historical narrative follows the enlargement of the Hellenic League, wars with Rome, and the eventual rise of Islam. Bramwell emphasizes Cyrus? tolerance and respect for the different languages and religions of his vast empire, which at its largest was the size of the continental U.S. The illustrations place a heavy emphasis on the material culture of the Persian Empire, with copious full-color photographs of artifacts and heritage sites. An engaging introduction to the many contributions of the Persians to the modern world. Grades 4-7. --Erin Anderson
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Descrizione libro Enslow Pub Inc, 2014. LIB. Condizione libro: Brand New. 104 pages. 9.50x6.25x0.50 inches. In Stock. Codice libro della libreria 0766041980