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Cyrus The Great

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This is a historical animation in honor of Cyrus the Great. The first 4 minutes are scenes of Animated
Warfare depicting Cyrus's Conquest of Babylon. The rest of the movie is historical information.

Cyrus the Great was born in 576 BCE.
When his father died in 540 BCE
King Cyrus United the tribes of the Persian People
and in 539 BCE began his Military Campaign to capture Babylon.

Cyrus is the father of the Persian Empire, and was a devout Zoroastrian King.

That is where this video begins...

By the way, when the video pauses, you have to click to continue.

A production of Zarathushtra.org

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Informative! I never knew that about Cyrus. Your battle was very artistic as well.

Good Work!

Good job there!

Some good work with the flash there. I think it can be promoted for a new version of Discovery channel, because it was quite historically fitting, I must say. I gave you a 4 for the vote, but a nine here, because that's what you deserved. The movie wasn't that big to open. But now comes the comments; you could try to make those characters that appear to look a little different from the rest. Throughout the whole time (almost) the running swordsmen don't look too impressive as the movie goes on. Maybe you can work on the characters. But other than that, it was great. Why don't you edit it a bit more and make it better? Keep it up!

Zarathushtra responds:


Yes I agree with you totally and that is why I am currently designing more characters for the opening.

Credits & Info

4.25 / 5.00

Nov 19, 2009
7:05 PM EST