Persian capture of Babylon, 19th-century illustration

Persian capture of Babylon, 19th-century illustration

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Caption: Persian capture of Babylon. 19th-century illustration of the capture of the ancient city of Babylon in 539 BC by the forces of Cyrus the Great, ruler of the Persian (Achaemenid) Empire. Babylon was at the time the capital of the Neo-Babylonian Empire. Following his conquests, the empire of Cyrus the Great became the largest the world had yet seen.

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