THE CONQUEROR


Cry ‘God for Harry, England, and Saint George!’

nerd-shit:

erichmanstein:

nerd-shit:

So I’ve been harping on about Europa Barbarorum like it was this ~mysterious~ mod all this time and the team had just released the sequel for Medieval 2 5 days ago.

Europa Barbarorum 2 looks so good. I’m installing right now.

EB 2 is out?

Yeeep

Keep your EB 2.

Call of Warhammer, son.

This is what the Lord says to his anointed,
to Cyrus, whose right hand I take hold of
to subdue nations before him
and to strip kings of their armor,
to open doors before him
so that gates will not be shut

Isaiah 45:1

One of the most interesting thing I learned about Cyrus the Great and writing about him was the fact that in Jewish history he was called Messiah by the Jews. 

Because of how great he was towards them. Fun facts.

(via lurvylurvy)

Alexander the Great shows up in the Qur’an as a demonic figure named Iskander of the Three-Horns or something like that.

Also yo get at me some time about that Hopesfire message you sent.

azshara:

ryan404000:

azshara:

also if you play on moon guard

buy my fucking gems

dont tell me what to do

you play alliance anyway

but xfer horde

and buy my gems.

join bol and never want for gems

or continue to be horde and be shit i mean

it’s your call

lurvylurvy:

wolfinlionskingdom:

history meme | 9 kings/queens [1/9] - Cyrus the Great

Cyrus the Great and also known as Cyrus the Elder, was the founder of the Achaemenid Empire. Under his rule, the empire embraced all the previous civilized states of the ancient Near East, expanded vastly and eventually conquered most of Southwest Asia and much of Central Asia and the Caucasus. From the Mediterranean Sea and Hellespont in the west to the Indus River in the east, Cyrus the Great created the largest empire the world had yet seen. His regal titles in full were The Great King, King of Persia, King of Anshan, King of Media, King of Babylon, King of Sumer and Akkad, and King of the Four Corners of the World. He also proclaimed what has been identified by scholars and archaeologists to be the oldest known declaration of human rights, which was transcribed onto the Cyrus Cylinder sometime between 539 and 530 BC. This view has been criticized by some as a misunderstanding of what they claim to be the Cylinder’s generic nature as a traditional statement of the sort that new monarchs may make at the beginning of their reign.

Cyrus the Great respected the customs and religions of the lands he conquered. It is said that in universal history, the role of the Achaemenid Empire founded by Cyrus lies in its very successful model for centralized administration and establishing a government working to the advantage and profit of its subjects. In fact, the administration of the empire through satraps and the vital principle of forming a government at Pasargadae were the works of Cyrus. What is sometimes referred to as the Edict of Restoration (actually two edicts) described in the Bible as being made by Cyrus the Great left a lasting legacy on the Jewish religion where because of his policies in Babylonia, he is referred to by the Jewish Bible as Messiah (Isaiah 44:24, 26–45:3, 13) and is the only non-Jew to be called so:

So said the Lord to His anointed one, to Cyrus
—Yeshayahu, Isa 45:1-7

One of my favorite papers I wrote was about Cyrus the Great.

I will go away to Pasargadae
There I am a friend of the king
There I will have the woman I want
In the bed I will choose

stilinskiclaus:

I don’t understand why people aren’t interested in Astronomy.

You can look up into the night sky and see a fucking galaxy with your naked eye. You can see cosmic structures that are millions of light years across and if you don’t think that’s the coolest fucking shit then I don’t know what to tell you.

Three words:

Pillars of Creation.

(Source: vicepresidentgay, via azshara)