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Soldiers who fight while riding horses

Cavalry

2

A permanent army of professional soldiers

Standing army

3

Payment or gift to a stronger power

Tribute

4

Money that is used as a medium of exchange usually bills or coins

Currency

5

Grand stone pillar

Stele

6

led the Persians over the Medes ad later conquered Babylon and made it the made it the wealthiest province

Cryus the great

7

took throne by force and reformed the central government by improving finances

Darius the great

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a road that stretched 1500 miles which allowed the Persians to trade and communicate better

Great royal road

9

Religion of the Persian empire

Zoroastrianism

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people who invaded Mesopotamia from Asia Minor and thaught the assyrians iron making

Hittites

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empire's name under Nebuchadnezzar II, king of Babylon

Neo-Babylonia empire

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name of the elite soldiers of the Persian army

Immortals

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sacred text that includes prayers, hymns, and other writings

Avesta