Episode 12: One more on Cyrus and the Origins of His Empire

Episode 12 is out… download it from here, or subscribe to the History of Iran Podcast via your favourite podcast catcher. Here is the feed for it.

… and here are some pictures and maps to help with visualisation. Also, look at this Achaemenid Daric (Achaemenid gold coin) which is very close to the Lydian prototype.

A (bit fanciful) map of the conquests of Cyrus.

A (bit fanciful) map of the conquests of Cyrus.

A famous vase showing Croesus on his "suicide" pyre...

A famous vase showing Croesus on his “suicide” pyre…

A Lydian coin... notice that the reverse is just a hollow blank.

A Lydian coin… notice that the reverse is just a hollow blank.

View of a part of Pasargadae

View of a part of Pasargadae

Tol-e Takht, the old citadel of Pasargadae

Tol-e Takht, the old citadel of Pasargadae

Ruins of one of the palaces in Pasargadae

Ruins of one of the palaces in Pasargadae

4 comments

  1. Hi Khodadad

    I just discovered your thoroughly informative and enjoyable podcast and have quickly caught up to the latest episode. Any news about when you expect to post the next episode. I hope to listen to the next segment soon. Congratulations for what you have created here.

  2. Dear Mr. Rezakhani,

    Your podcast is extremely interesting and fills a great void.. I ask you to continue.. I am sure a lot of people are waiting for a new episode..

  3. آرزوی موفقیت های علمی دکتر رضاخانی

    2015-10-24 2:42 GMT+03:30 Iranologie.com :

    > khodadadkavad posted: “Episode 12 is out… download it from here, or > subscribe to the History of Iran Podcast via your favourite podcast > catcher. Additional info and maps coming up!” >

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