The Median Empire (678–549 BCE)

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According to Herodotus, the Median Empire at its greatest extent covered the territory East of the Zagros mountains, South of Caucasus, the Caspian Sea, the Alborz mountain range and the Kopet Dag mountain range, stretching all the way East to the Hindu-Kush.

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The Median Empire was