The Persian Empire was one of the most mysterious civilizations in
the ancient world. Persia became an empire under the Cyrus the Great,
who created a policy of religious and cultural tolerance that became
the hallmark of Persian rule. Engineering feats include an innovative
system of water management; a cross-continent paved roadway
stretching 1500 miles; a canal linking the Nile to the Red Sea; and
the creation of one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Mausoleum
of Maussollos. The rivalry between Persia and Athens led to a 30-year
war known as the Persian Wars, the outcome of which helped create the
world we live in today. Peter Weller hosts.
11.00 p.m. |HISTU| The History of Sex :Ancient Civilizations.
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HINT = History International
HISTU = History Channel (US)