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"Persia was a place full of mystery and of intrigue and beauty. But the Ancient Persians were all powerful, what do you know of an Ancient culture that no longer lives?"
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In Ancient Persia what were the "king's eyes"?
Sails placed upon all the king's ships that had eyes stitched into the material.
Spies who spied upon the king's enemies.
Officials of the Persian Empire.
Three painted eyes used as a symbol in Persia for glory.
Which Persian king was victorious at the Battle of Thermopylae?
Which ruler founded the city of Persepolis?
Architecture played a huge role in the grand image of the Persian Empire. To this day the ruins of Persepolis can still be seen in modern day Iran, but what does Persepolis actually mean?
"Persia" in Greek
"Persia" in Persian
Persian Capital City
City of the Persians
Which mythical animal, with the head and wings of an eagle and the body of a lion, was depicted in Persian architecture?
Which breed of horse originated in ancient Persia?
What weapons did an Immortal carry?
Short bow, spear and dagger
Short bow only
Long bow, club and knife
Swords and catapults
The Persians designed many artifacts that today are still being used in some shape or form by people everyday, but what was a rhyton?
A mould used for statues
A type of shoe
A drinking vessel
A piece of ceramic pottery
The Persians believed in a supreme god called Ahura Mazda, who represented the wisdoms of goodness. Darkness and evil were represented by Ahriman, who was also known as Angra Mainyu. But which god protected the bridge of heaven?
Alexander the Great led his troops to victory over the Persians at the Battle of Granicus which paved the way for the demise of the great Persian Empire. Many battles ensued, but which was regarded as the final battle, ending the Persian domination over Greece?
Battle of Plataea
Battle of Salamis
Battle of Gaugamela
Battle of Marathon
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Compiled Jun 28 12