At the time of the Persian Wars in the 6th century how large was the Persian Empire?

The Persian Empire was about as large as the continental United States.

Under its Achaemenid rulers, the Persian Empire encompassed not only Persia but Asia Minor, Mesopotamia, Egypt, and much of modern Afghanistan.

The wars between Greece and Persia lasted from 499 to 479 B.C., ending in Greek victory.

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