Bulldogs Over Broadway 2002: Time to Drop the Samer



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Sassanids

[10] The rulers of the first Persian Empire, this dynasty rapidly conquered much of the Middle East and Central Asia under Cyrus the Great. Its last representative, Darius III, was defeated by Alexander the Great at Gaugamela in 331 BC.


ANSWER: the Achaemenids

[10] This dynasty ruled Persia from 1501-1722.  Its most famous rulers were Ismail I and Abbas I, and it maintained a long feud with the Ottoman Turks over control of Mesopotamia.  The dynasty was overthrown when the last shah was captured and executed by Afghan rebels.

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