The pages included under the "Rulers" tab are intended to provide general information about the kings of the Persian/Achaemenid Empire (559-330 BC) and their inscriptions. At present, only a page for Cyrus II is provided here. Click on this ruler's name to the left (or below) to view some information about his reign or on the "Inscriptions" link (that appears beneath the king's name when you visit his bio page) to learn more about his official inscriptions.

Rulers (in chronological order):
Cyrus II [] (559-530 BC)
Cambyses II (529-522 BC)
Bardiya (Smerdis; 522 BC)
Darius I (521-486 BC)
Xerxes I (485-465 BC)
Artaxerxes I (464-424/3 BC)
Xerxes II (424/3 BC)
Sogdianus (424/3 BC)
Darius II (423-405 BC)
Artaxerxes II (404-359 BC)
Artaxerxes III (358-338 BC)
Artaxerxes IV (337-336 BC)
Darius III (335-330 BC)

Click here [] to view the kings of the Persian/Achaemenid Empire (538-330 BC) within the chronological framework of the rulers of Babylonia from 1157 BC to 64 BC.

Jamie Novotny

Jamie Novotny, 'Rulers', RIBo, Babylon 8: The Inscriptions of Cyrus II and His Successors, The RIBo Project, a sub-project of MOCCI, 2016 []

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