xerxes I

Athens will Burn

xerxes ruled from 486-465BC. He rose to power afrer his father died and he was the oldest so it was his birthright to rule. Xerxes was a ambishous person who concured many places. He is most remembered for his failed invasion of Greece.

Building Projects

built the Gate of all Nations. it was one large room with four stone colmns.

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military

tried to invade all of Greece with an elite military called the persion imortals

Downfall

xerxes was stabbed to death by Artabanus, Xerxes' vizier. artabunus, his second son, took over after his older brother so he could rule.

work cited

"Gate of All Nations." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 12 Mar. 2014. Web. 08 Dec. 2014.

"Xerxes, King of Persia." Xerxes, King of Persia. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 Dec. 2014.