Ancient Proverbs: 14 – The Persians.

“Even the hand of compassion is stung when it strokes a scorpion.”
~ Persian Proverb

Darius Army Iran ArtifactsOne of my very favorite dudes from ancient history would most definitely be Cyrus II, the first Achaemenian King of the Persian Empire AKA “Cyrus the Great”. The story of one the most advanced and lucrative civilizations from ancient history began with him in 559 BC; and his dynasty stayed in control for over 200 years after his death.