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A bit of interesting research from my latest book, coming very soon!   Cyrus was born between 590 and 580 BCE, either in Media or, more probably, in Persis, the modern Fārs province of Iran. During his reign, he founded the Achaemenian Empire, centered on Persia and comprising the Near East from the Aegean Sea eastward to the Indus River. The figure of Cyrus has survived history as more than a great man… Read More