Persian Empire expands into the Balkans

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The Persian Empire (550 - 330) made incursions in to Greece in 490 and 480-79, and later founded some garrisons in Thrace and the Black Sea approaches.

The La Tène site has given its name to the European Iron Age ("Celtic") which followed the Hallstatt period which lasted until the Celts were subdued by the Roman conquest. Celtic people from central Europe start to live in the area between the Alps and the Danube. By the time of the Roman Empire these area would be predominantly Celtic.

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