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ID: 6000039
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/6000039

 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Achaemenid Empire (former nation/state/empire)  Achaemenid Empire (former nation/state/empire)

Coordinates:
Lat: 29 56 04 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 29.9340  decimal degrees
Long: 052 53 29 E  degrees minutes   Long: 52.8910  decimal degrees

Note: In 550 BCE, the Persian prince Cyrus rebelled against the Median king and welded the Medes and Persians together. The empire flourished until 330 BCE when Alexander the Great burnt its capital Persepolis to the ground.

Names:
Achaemenid Empire (preferred,C,O)
Achaemenid (C,O)
Achaemenian Empire (C,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Asia (continent)  ....  Asia (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Achaemenid Empire (former nation/state/empire)  ........  Achaemenid Empire (former nation/state/empire) (P,H)

Place Types:
former nation/state/empire (preferred, C)
empire (H)

Related geographic places:
capital is ....  Takht-e Jamshīd .......... (deserted settlement)
..................  (World, Asia, Iran, Fārs) [7002205]

Sources and Contributors:
Achaemenian Empire..........  [VP]
...................................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2015-) accessed 24 October 2017
Achaemenid..........  [VP]
.......................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
Achaemenid Empire..........  [VP Preferred]
................................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 335
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 335
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Archaeology Magazine [online] (2000-)

 

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