The Expansion of the Achaemenid Empire, 550 BCE to 525 BCE


The Expansion of the Achaemenid Empire


This map shows the expansion of the Achaemenid Empire into territories around Mideast and western Asia from 550 BCE to 525 BCE.

  • Persian core territory
  • Median kingdom
  • Lydian kingdom
  • Babylonian kingdom
  • Egyptian kingdom
  • Final expansion under Darius and Xerxes


Oxford Atlas of World History, Oxford University Press, 1999. General Editor Patrick K. O’Brien. (pp. 42-43).


Map copyright © Philip’s, a division of Octopus Publishing Group Ltd.
Source: Philip’s Atlas of World History

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