Start of Persian Empire
Approx. 3400 B.C.
Cyrus II of Persia, who became known as Cyrus the Great
Approx. 550 BCE
Darius the Great, ascended the throne of the Achaemenid Empire
550 BCE - 486 BCE
Cyrus was succeeded by his son Cambyses II,
Darius I, also known as Darius the Great,
Xerxe ruled the Persian Plateau
500 BCE - 400 BCE
Approx. 330 B.C.