The Top 10 Greatest Mesopotamian Monarchs
The Top Ten
#10 Queen Shagshag
#9 Queen Pu-abi
#8 King Darius I
King Darius the first is at #8 because he was chosen over his older brother when his dad was dying. That is one of the reasons why he is on this list. Also he was the father of Xerxes who was a very powerful king.
Xerxes was the most powerful Persian king to ever live. He was so mighty and powerful, that he was portrayed as a god at that time, and was even portrayed as a god in the award winning movie 300. Xerxes was chosen by his all-powerful father, Darius I, and turned out to be an even more powerful king! At the Battle of Thermopylae, the legendary King Leonidas of Sparta came against Xerxes, but even he fell to this epic king. Xerxes had Athens burnt to the ground, but he rebuilt the city because it was so beautiful. Similarly to Julius Caeser, Xerxes’ death came from an assassination from his own officials. The world will never know what Xerxes could have achieved, because he was too busy being dead.