Emperor Darius the Great (Darius I) with his mighty Queen, Atusa Shahbanu Atusa Shahbanu was the Queen of the Persian Empire, wife of the mighty Persian Achaemenid King Darius the Great, daughter of Cyrus . -- Located in the Museum of Me
Persian soldiers are ridden down by Alexander the Great during the Battle of the Issus. A detail from the truly incredible Alexander Sarcophagus from rhe Royal Necropolid of Sidon/ Istanbul Archaeology Museum
Xerxes I - son of Darius, Emperor of the Persian Empire. He launches the Greco-Persian War in 480 BCE in an attempt to conquer the Greek city-states. Despite leading an army of some men he is unable to defeat the small armies of the Greeks.