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Daric: A gold coin of ancient Persia with the figure of an archer on one side. Domesticated: An animal or plant that has been brought in close contact with and used to the advantage of humans. Dynasty: A succession of rulers of the same family line that maintains its position for a considerable length of time. Elam: Ancient mighty kingdom in what is present-day, western Iraq. Empire: A collection of kingdoms under one powerful ruler. Ethnic: Distinctive of the ways of living, such as shared nationality, tribal membership, religion, language, cultural and traditional customs built by a group of people.

E. E. E. E. E. E. E. E. E. The word comes from the Greek form, Achaimenes. Ahura Mazda: The Wise Lord, a god of the Zoroastrianism religion in Persia. He is worshiped by the Zoroastrians as the good god. Alexander the Great: Young warrior king of Macedonia. Armenia: A former kingdom of western Asia in the mountainous region southeast of the Black Sea and southwest of the Caspian Sea. The area is now divided among Armenia, Turkey, and Iran. Bactria: Ancient Greek name of the country between the range of Hindu Kush (Paropamisus) and the Amu Darya (Oxus) with the capital Bactra (now Balkh).

Persis: Greek word for the people who moved to the “land of Aryan” and built the vast empire known as Persia. Phoenicians: People of an ancient country in southwest Asia at the east end of the Mediterranean Sea in modern Lebanon. Portico: A porch or entrance to a building consisting of a covered and often columned area. Rural: Country people or life. Sardis: An ancient Greek city located in the western part of what is now modern Turkey. As the capital of Lydia, Sardis was the cultural center of Asia Minor.

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