When Persians Burned Down Athens and the Acropolis
In 480 BC, Persian forces led by King Xerxes I, burned down the city of Athens, as well as the Acropolis, in what is called "the Persian Destruction of Athens." The destruction of the great city took place during the...
Archeological Finds Shed Light on Battle of Salamis
The Battle of Salamis, fought between the Persians and a vastly outnumbered Greek force in September of 480 BC, is considered by many historians to be one of the most decisive in history, and much archeological evidence found there...