Hi All, I am currently working on doing educational videos and the first of those video here:http://youtu.be/LUy5MmF4JK8
I am now working on second video and would be grateful for any feedback about the followings as I want my video to be historically accurate:
The Babylonians ruled most of ancient world in the sixth century B.C. Yet, in the course of about half a century, they ceased to exist.
The ancient world paid no attention to Persia, a small state under the rule of the Media until 550 B.C. In that year persian king
Cyrus II was able to win over much of the Median aristocracy when he revolted against Media king and took over the Median empire.
Croesus, who held the regional power as king of Lydia, formed an alliance with Egypt and Babylon and refused to be a king under Persian sovereignty.
In 547 BC Cyrus moved his army of cavalry and light infantry into Asia Minor, and there, , he overthrew Croesus
In 540 B.C. Cyrus massed his forces and moved toward Babylon. After some losses in the field, the Babylonians regrouped behind their defensive walls and in 539, Babylon fell to Cyrus army without a struggle.
Cyrus son conquered Egypt
Within 30 years a Persian superpower, created by Cyrus, replaced the Babylonian empire.
It extended over 2,500 miles, embracing Egypt in the west,part of India in the east, and Greek cities on the western coast of Asia Minor.