The year 521 B.C.

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January, 12, 521 B.C.:
Hydarnes Wins A Victory At Maru


Dariush the Great became king of the Achaemenid Empire in great turmoil. Nearly all Satrapies revolted. It was strategically crucial to prevent Median rebel Phraortes from contacting Vahyazdata another rebel who controlled Persia. It was winter and a group of Achaemenid soldiers headed by Hydarnes h... Read Full Article:


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March, 8, 521 B.C.:
Hystaspes Defeats Parthian rebels


The army of Dariush the Great was made up of Median troops, thus they were not likely to attack their homeland. This was to the advantage of Phraortes the Parthian rebel king, who had captured the important city of Ecbatana in Dec, 522 B.C. The rebellion spread to the north to Armenia, to the west t... Read Full Article:


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May, 8, 521 B.C.:
Median Rebellion Suppressed By Dariush


When Cyrus the Great overthrew the Median empire in 550 BC, he captured Ecbatana (today's Hamedan). Ecbatana became the summer residence of the Achaemenid kings. 28 years later in December 522, the Median rebel Phraortes who descended from Cyaxares, and gained support in Sagartia, Parthia and Hyrcan... Read Full Article:


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May, 24, 521 B.C.:
The Battle of Raxa


After the false king Smerdis was put to death by Dariush, another Persian usurper named Vahyazdata proclaimed himself the real heir of the Achaemenid throne and to be the real Smerdis. He seized the Persian Pasargadae palace and was able to conquer Arachosia. Dariush was busy with other rebels at th... Read Full Article:


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July, 11, 521 B.C.:
Hystaspes Defeats Median Uprising


While Dariush was fighting Phraortes in Rhagae, his father Hystaspes was fighting Median rebels in Parthia but his forces were not enough. Then Dariush sent him a Persian army from Rhagae and as soon as the army arrives Hystaspes attacks the rebels and after two battles takes control back. Dariush i... Read Full Article:


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July, 15, 521 B.C.:
Vahyazdata Of Persia Arrested


On March, 8th. Vivana in Arachosia defeated an army sent by Vahyazdata and the Satrap of Bactria Dadarshi stayed loyal to Dariush. In summer, all resistances against Dariush were being suppressed one after another. The Parthians were now trapped between Hystaspes and Dadarshi from the east and the a... Read Full Article:


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August, 25, 521 B.C.:
Arakha Revolts In Babylon


Arakha claimed to be the son of Nabonidus, the last king of Babylon, proclaimed king on Aug, 25, 521 as Nebu Chadnezzar IV. He was indeed son of Haldita, an Armenian, living in Babylon. Dariush's bow carrier Intaphrenes was sent to suppress the revolt. According to the Behistun Inscription which pro... Read Full Article:


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November, 27, 521 B.C.:
Intaphrenes Takes Back Babylon


Intaphrenes who was one of the noblemen that assisted Dariush in ascending to the throne was sent with an army to Babylon to suppress the uprising started on August, 25 leaded by Arkha, the son of an Armenian named Haldita Arkha claimed to be Nebu Chadnezzar, the son of Nabonidus, last king of the ... Read Full Article:


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December, 28, 521 B.C.:
Last Revolt Against Dariush Silenced


A rebel leader in Margiana named Frada was the last one to be taken care of in a series of revolts against Dariush the Great. Because Margiana was not a very important part of the Achaemenid Empire, no action was undertaken until the end of the spring of 521 when the Medes had been defeated. In July... Read Full Article:

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