By about 520 BC,Darius] the
- king] of under his dominion.Herodotus recordsdiscoverer. Wishing to knproduces crocodiles] empttruthfulness he could rely,They started from the citythe stream in an easterlyvoyage of thirty months,spoke above, sent the PhoDarius conquered the Indexcept the eastern portio[paragraph 44, Book IV -He started issuingBC], evident from the smaas date, the twenty-secondimpressions of two Daricsand Archaic Greek Coinag
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- Persia], brought
[the event: “Of the greater part of Asiaow where the Indus [which is the only riveied itself into the sea, he sent a number of and among them Scylax of Caryanda, to sailof Caspatyrus, in the region called Pactyica,d
irection to the sea. Here they turned westweached the place from which the Egyptian knicians to sail round Libya. After this voyageians, and made use of the sea in those parts., has been found to be similarly circumstancelpomene].old coins by the last decade of the sixth centull clay tablet, from the Persepolis fortificationregnal year of Darius, on the reverse of whic[pages 8 -
12, Evidence from Persepolis for D, M. C. Root, NC, 1988].
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