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Th pictures below and to the left show the main ancient traded minerals in Persia. They are lead, gold, silver, copper, and blue lapis lazuli. The region where Persia was located is extremely wealthy in natural resources such as minerals. Often, other nations around the empire would lack these and they would be able to be traded for a high cost. If not traded unchanged they would be traded in the form of tools or weapons.
The picture to the left shows that they believed in God, Ahura Mazda. He is a god in the religion Zoroastrianism which was the major religion of the Persian Empire. It is believed that Mazda will judge you at the end of life and decide whether you did more good or evil and then determine where you will end up in the afterlife.
The picture to the left shows that Zorastrianism was the main religion of ancient persia and was established in 600 B.C. This is an image of the founder and prophet Zoroaster.
The picture to the left shows the royal road and the major roads of Persia. It connects Susa in Persia to Sardis in Anatolia. It was built by the Persian Empire. It runs for 1,677 miles and has 111 posts that are used for resting and transporting messages.