|678 BC–549 BC|
A map of the Median Kingdom/Empire; based on
|Religion||Old Iranian religion (related to |
• 678–665 BC
• 665–633 BC
• 625–585 BC
• 589–549 BC
• Conquered by
|585 BC||2,800,000 km2 (1,100,000 sq mi)|
The Medes[N 1] (
A few archaeological sites (discovered in the "
Deiocescollected the Medes into a nation, and ruled over them alone. Now these are the tribes of which they consist: the Busae, the Paretaceni, the Struchates, the Arizanti, the Budii, and the Magi.
The six Median tribes resided in Media proper, the triangular shaped area between Ecbatana, Rhagae and Aspadana. In modern