The Median Empire  650 - 550 B.C.



The Founder of The Median Empire and first Kings


Cyaxares Reforms the Army


Cyaxares attacks Nineveh


Scythians save Nineveh


Cyaxares deals with the Scythians


Cyaxares Plans to Attack Nineveh again


Media and Babylon divide territory




The Persians and Cyrus


Possible Reasons for Cyrus' Revolt


Zoroastrism verses the Magi


Cyrus' plan to escape the court


Astyages invades Persia


Battle and death of Cambyses


Media supports Cyrus


events in Babylon


Reasons for the Fall of Media