- from Ancient Empires
900L - 1040L
At a time when the world’s population numbered about 110 million, 50 million—almost half of all the people on the globe—lived within the Archaemenid Empire, also known as the First Persian Empire.
Never before or since has one empire commanded such a large portion of the world’s peoples. At its peak, the empire reached from Egypt across the Middle East and Mesopotamia all the way to Punjabi in modern-day India.