Are there any connections between Medes and Persians?

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Are there any connections between Medes and Persians?

Answer:

The Medes were an ethnic group that rose to prominence in the 8th to 7th century BC and were conquered by Cyrus the Great, the founder of the Persian Empire. They occupied the region of modern northwestern Iran and followed Zoroastrianism, the same religion that would become widespread during the Persian Empire.