Cyaxares II

CYAXARES II When I became king of the Median Empire I accepted as my throne name that of my grandfather and added a numerical “2”. By this time you have met aunt Amytis, daughter of my grandfather Cyaxares. She married the Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar. My sister Mandane married the Persian king Cambyses. We have Median […]

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Cyaxares

CYAXARES I am the king of die Median Empire and very proud about it. My father’s name was Phraortes. When he was killed in battle with the Assyrians, I became the next king of the Medes. Maybe you are not aware of the fact, but I was partially responsible for destroying the mighty power of […]

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Astyages

ASTYAGES (as-taai-ages) Thank you for affording me the honour to tell you a little of myself. After my father Cyaxares (saai-ek-saries) passed away I became the next king of the Median Empire with my capital at Ecbatana. While my father was still alive he did a brilliant thing to change a stranger into an ally. […]

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Daniel – Kings I Have Met In My Life

DANIEL – KINGS I HAVE MET DURING MY LIFE TIME KING JOSIAH I was only a youngster when King Josiah made a tremendous impression on my young mind. He removed all the heathen places of worship in Judah and even extended his religious fervour to the northern territories. I still remember the blessings we received […]

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Cyrus

MONOLOGUE – CYRUS My name is Cyrus. I was born in the famous Persian city of Anshan in Iran. My mother’s name was Mandane. She was the daughter of the Median king Astyages. He ruled over an extensive empire which he captured from the Assyrians. My father Cambyses was a Persian king who ruled over […]

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Daniel In The Lion’s Den

DANIEL IN THE LIONS DEN Before telling you of Daniel in the Lions den let me just repeat my family tree. Darius the Mede is my new throne name. My previous throne name was Cyaxares II the Mede, by which I was called in Ecbatana, the Capital of the Median Empire. I was the last […]

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Darius The Mede

MONOLOGUE OF DARIUS THE MEDE I want to do a mologue of Darius the Mede. But before doing it, I have to give you some historical and archaeological background to this exceptional king who had a personal relationship with Daniel. REJECTION Maybe you are aware of the fact that not all the scholars accept the […]

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