Darius the Great, Percepolis, Language, Culture and History

in General Discussion edited January 2014
Study of historic lands and culture is always interesting to me. Darius the Great had great vision and wisdom for his day.

"The Gate of The Nations"

Persepolis provides to us a bit of history worth looking into. Culture and language are very advanced for the period.

Persepolis Link

Darius established a government which became a model for many future governments;

Established a tax-collection system;

Allowed locals to keep customs and religions;

Divided his empire into districts known as Satrapies;

Built a system of roads still used today;

Established a complex postal system;

Established a network of spies he called the "Eyes and Ears of the King."

Built two new capital cities, one at Susa and one at Persepolis.

Persepolis Link 02

If you are not well read on persepolis I invite you to study it further. If you are familiar with the history of persepolis please weigh in with your observations.



  • Reply 1 of 2
    aquafireaquafire Posts: 2,758member
    Wow. must study it tonight.

    Great Sumerian cuniform letterings.

    I wonder where I can download them as fonts for Mac ?
  • Reply 2 of 2
    netromacnetromac Posts: 863member
    My girlfriend calls me Darius all the time
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