Ellen Lloyd – AncientPages.com – As the eldest son of Cyrus the GreatCambyses II had an obligation to expand the Achaemenid Empire founded by his father. It was a duty he gladly undertook and successfully carried out. Nevertheless, at the end of his life, history shows Cambyses II’s power for glory and military success most likely led to his ultimate downfall.
Cambyses II died under mysterious circumstances, and historians are uncertain whether his death was an accident, suicide, or assassination by Darius I the Great.
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