The ancient religious leader, Zoroaster denounced Polytheism in 590 BC. He taught the god of the good (Ahura Mazda) and his angels were at war with the devil spirits (Ahriman) and his devils. After thousands of years as December 2012 approaching, it’s coming to light more and more.
Zoroaster promised the good people would rise to Eternal life on a judgment day at the end of the world. He stopped sacrifices of the animals in religious rituals and used fire ceremonies instead.
Many Magi priests adopted Zoroastrianism at the time. Zoroaster wrote part of the Avesta, the Zoroastrian book of religion. Other parts were written after Zoroaster died.
Persia rebelled and conquered Media at 558 BC. They took Lydia and Babylon and then expanded eastward toward India. Persia’s ruling family, the Achaemenids, remained in power for more than 200 years.
Persia’s rulers divided the country into provinces and required each province to pay taxes to support the army and construction projects. Persia took Egypt and Armenia and they helped Egyptians to complete a canal they had started 100 years earlier.
The canal linked the Nile River to the Red sea and made it easier to trade with ports along the Indian Ocean. The Persians built a road (Royal road from Sardis to Susa) that stretched 1/16 of the way around the Earth.
Riders on the horseback carried messages from one outpost to the next. A Greek historian (Herodotus) praised the postal riders: ‘Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night stays these Couriers.’ The United States Postal Service uses this as its Motto.
Greeks and Romans fought Persia repeatedly but they never succeed and both failed. The Ancient Astronauts theory supporters believe that Zoroaster was an Extraterrestrial which helped to establish an advance culture and build a sophisticated society based on moral beliefs.