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This essay is on Darius the great of Persia.i am going to tell you the great achievements of his life and what he has done since crowned king of Persia.
Technological achievements
Some of his technological achievements were creating 3 different languages; Persian, elemite and bisitum. He made Aramaic the official language of Persia in 500b.c.Also he finished off the canal leading from the river Nile to the red/Persian sea.he invented the postal system with couriers and had them deliver letters to the places that they needed to go and they used the royal roads to get to thier destination. One of the most dumbfounding things i have discovered was a carving 300ft above a platform in Bisitun of all his achievements.the final technical achievement in our time scale was a floating bridge built across the Bosphorus strait which linked Asia to Europe.One of the things darius was known for was when he divided Persia into satraps.Satraps were like the modern day states of America.He built the satraps to maintain the security of Ancient Persia by choosing different members of the royal house or of the six family members to guard the satraps.
Religion
Darius believed strongly in Ahura Mazda (a Persian god), he believed in it so much that he told the people of persia that Ahura Mazda chose him to be king.Also he is a very strong follower in zaroastrianism.Because of his religion and his royalness he had become a very vain king of Persia.Mithra was also a very well known god throughout the Persian empire and was used past the Persian Empire.

Military conquest
In 514b.c darius attempted to take over Scythia and was unsuccessful. But one of his great and only conquests was taking over Egypt in 525b.c. Once he had taken control over Egypt he continued on creating the canal from the Nile to the Persian sea.Darius was in reign over Persia when it was at its peak from 521b.c to 486b.c.

Family tree
Darius was not directly in line for the throne

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