Persian monarch (5th century BC)
Ancient Persian monarchs were famous for the size of their empire and their wealth.
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Numerous legendary empires were built (and destroyed) in the course of history.
The excellent archers were feared members of the Persian army
The battle ended with the overwhelming victory of the Macedonian army over the Persian army led by Darius III.
The marathon running event was instituted in commemoration of the run of a Greek soldier after the Battle of Marathon, fought between the Athenian and the...
The Greek fleet owed their success to their good tactics and their fast and easily manoeuvrable ships.
The battle of the Greek-Persian War became famous for the heroic sacrifice of the Spartan soldiers.
A bireme is a type of ancient warship, with a characteristic pointed bow and two decks of oars, used by many armies.
Egyptian Pharaohs were respected as gods, they were lords of life and death.
The phalanx formation was a military formation of the Greek heavy infantry.
The army of Alexander the Great successfully deployed siege towers in its attacks against fortifications.
These tools, revolutionary even in their simplicity, are still in use today.
King Darius as well as Xerxes built pontoon bridges across the Bosphorus for the Persian army.
The battle, that is considered to be a tactical masterpiece, meant a decisive victory for Alexander the Great against Persia.
The Aztec Empire was a despotic, militaristic state ruled by the tlatoani.
The Byzantine Emperor was the head of the Byzantine Empire, the direct continuation of the Roman Empire.
The Emperor of the vast Far-Eastern empire was the lord of life and death.
The ancient city of Babylon was built on the banks of the Euphrates River in Mesopotamia.
The best-known piece of the Hungarian Crown Jewels is the Holy Crown.
The legendary ruler and military leader, Alexander the Great, established a vast empire.
Ancient Greek heavy infantryman.
Emperor Franz Joseph I and the beautiful Elisabeth got married in Vienna in 1854, but their marriage was unfortunately an unhappy one.