These mighty empires have stood the test of time and the test of numerous battles. They have ruled through many eras, standing the test of time through war, commerce, and growth in power. Historians speculate that many of these kingdoms, empires, and dynasties changed the custom of life throughout many countries. Take a look at our list and read about how they rose and fall.
1.Persian (Achaemenid) empire
550 B.C. – 19th century A.D.
Helmed by Cyrus the Great, the Achaemenid empire was united by Nomadic tribes who conquered nearby kingdoms and territories of modern day Iran. The land they conquered led to substantial growth and advances in various technologies. They became one of the first civilizations that catalyzed the existence of Mesopotamia, a historical region in Western Asia which was unified under a single government.
2. Mongol Empire
The Mongol empire was the largest land empire in history, spanning from Northwestern China to Vietnam, Poland, Syria, and Korea. It was led by one of the most gruesome leaders of all time, Genghis Khan. The Mongol empire unified smaller tribes and conquered many dynasties through numerous campaigns. With gruesome tactics, they would take out their enemy’s leadership and obtain more subordinates from the opposing side. This led to them not only growing in size, but in knowledge and strategy as well.