Persian warrior (5th century BC)

Persian warrior (5th century BC)

The excellent archers were feared members of the Persian army

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Persian Empire, Persian warrior, Persian, fighter, armament, soldier, weapon, martial, scale armour, dagger, bow, arrow, lance, wooden shield, antiquity, quiver, clothing, history, device

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Questions

  • What were the members of the Persian army´s elite force called?
  • How many members did the elite force of the Persian army have?
  • What was the function of the Persian army´s elite force?
  • Which Persian monarch created the military unit called the Immortals?
  • Which city had never been the capital of the Persian Empire?
  • Who conquered the Persian Empire?
  • What were the provinces of the Persian Empire called?
  • When did the Persian Empire collapse?
  • When did the Battle of Marathon between the Persians and the Greeks take place?
  • How many continents did the Persian Empire span across?
  • When did the Battle of Salamis take place?
  • What was not one of the advantages of the Persian army?
  • Is it true that Persian soldiers were better than Greeks at close combat?
  • What was the Persian monarch Darius I famous for?
  • Find the odd one out.

Scenes

Persian warrior

  • scale armour
  • colourful tunic
  • dagger
  • quiver
  • bow
  • arrow

Archery

Weapons

  • bow
  • arrow
  • quiver
  • short lance
  • light wooden shield

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