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AP WH Chapter 04 PPT

  1. 1. Greece and Iran Ancient Iran 1000 – 30 B.C.E. 1000 – 30 B.C.E. Geography and Resources Rise of Persian Empire • Surrounded by mountains, deserts, and • 550 B.C.E. – Cyrus overthrew Median king and Persian Gulf. began Persian Empire – Open to attack from Central Asian nomads • Persian Empire built by 3 kings: • Limited Natural Resources – Cyrus – Water very scarce – Cambyses • Caused creation of underground irrigation – Darius I networks • Resources available: copper, tin, iron, gold, silver, and timber • Created extensive road system Cambyses Dariu

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