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Bactria
A country in southwest Asia.
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Persian Empire
PERSIAN EMPIRE. In the third quarter of the 6th century b.c., the political geography of the Middle East underwent a profound change. Divided around 550 between powerful contemporary kingdoms (Babylonia, Egypt, Media, Lydia), it would be, in the decades that followed, unified by the conquests of the
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Persia
PERSIA The largest single empire ever to have spread across the ancient Near East. It succeeded the Neo-Babylonian kingdom in the sixth century b.c. and continued until its conquest by Alexander the Great in 330 b.c. The Persians were an Indo-European people who migrated into the Iranian plateau in the