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Cyrus’ Babylonian Campaigns

By Cam Rea Cyrus had already accumulated quite a lot of territory… but that didn’t mean he was done yet. So he cast his eyes around his neighboring regions to see which kingdom was ripe for the taking…. and he settled his gaze on the Kingdom of Babylon around 539 BCE. His reason for invading

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Cyrus and the West

By Cam Rea Once Cyrus defeated Astyages, he inherited a new problem… And that problem was the western front. This was because in 585 BCE, Cyrus’ predecessors, the Umman-manda, and the Lydian empire had made an agreement that the boundary between their two territories was the Halys River. The king of Lydia at the time

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