What Are The Differences Between Persia and Iran?
Are They the Same? The short answer is NO
Persians are of unknown origins!!!! I guess they are ancient Turkic invaders and colonizers of Iranian Balkh (Bactria), Mada (Media), Parsa (Persia), and Parthava (Parthia) from Scythia (now Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Kazakhstan).
This means that the Achaemenid empire was not Aryan but Turkic!!!!!
The Achaemenid Empire (c. 550-330 BCE), sometimes known as First Persian Empire, was an empire in Southwest Asia, founded in the 6th century BCE by Cyrus the Great who overthrew the Median confederation. It expanded to eventually rule over significant portions of the ancient world which at around 500 BCE stretched from the Indus Valley in the east, to Thrace and Macedon on the northeastern border of Greece making it the biggest empire the world had yet seen.