Persian soldiers build a Bridge of Boats at Hellespont
In 490 BC, the Persians invaded Greece. The Greeks fought back and defeated them in a battle at a place called Marathon. A runner carried the good news approximately twenty-six miles to Athens, where he died of exhaustion. The modern marathon races are named after this event.
In 480 BC, the Persians attacked Greece again. This time they built a bridge by tying a group of boats together with ropes, and the Persian soldiers walked across the bridge at a place known as Hellespont. They marched into Greece and destroyed the city of Athens.
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