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1
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True or false
The Persian Empire is one of the largest empires in the world

A

True

2
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How big was the Empire

A

5 million square km

3
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How many satrapies were there
Name some

A

20 satrapies
East: Bithynia, Parthia
West: Babylonia, Egypt, Lydia

4
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Name some of the principle cities

A

Susa, Ecbatana, Pasargadae, Persepolis

5
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What was found in the west

A

Mountain ranges (Zagros Mountains), forests, river systems, fertile land, coats

6
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What can be found in the east

A

Deserts (Dasht-e Kavir and Dasht-e Lut), less hospitable

7
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Name the natural boundaries

A

Indus River, Arabian Sea, Persian Gulf, Tigris and Euphrates River, Red Sea, Nile River, Mediterranean basin, Black sea, Caspian and Aral Sea

8
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Name some of the metals and stone

A

Iron, copper, gold, tin

Marble and Alabaster

9
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Name the wild and domestic animals

A

Lion, hares, bears, goats, ostriches, bustards

Sheep, goats, cattle

10
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What liquid did the Persians experiment with
What was introduced into;
Egypt
Syria
Tigris and Euphrates
A

Wine
Sesame
Pistachios
Rice

11
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GEOGRAPHICAL SETTING
Some of the food the serfs use to service
And the people use to eat

A

Barley, wheat, olives, grapes

Fish, bread, oil, wine, honey

12
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GEOGRAPHICAL SETTING
Brosius views
How big is the Empire
Conditions

A

Roughly as big a modern Iran
North: cold
South: Heat

13
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GEOGRAPHICAL SETTING
What is to the;
North, East, South and West

A

North: Caspian Sea
East: Indus River
South: Persian Gulf
West: Ionian coast