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The Achaemenid Empire, also called the First Persian Empire, was an empire based in Western Asia, founded by Cyrus the Great.
An aircraft is a machine that is able to fly by gaining support from the air.
Alibaba Group Holding Limited is a Chinese multinational e-commerce, retail, Internet, AI and technology conglomerate founded in 1999 that provides consumer-to-consumer, business-to-consumer and business-to-business sales services via web portals, as well as electronic payment services, shopping search engines and cloud computing services.
Alipay is a third-party mobile and online payment platform, established in Hangzhou, China in February 2004 by Alibaba Group and its founder Jack Ma.
An Post (English literal translation: "The Post") is the state-owned provider of postal services in the Republic of Ireland.
Ancient Greece was a civilization belonging to a period of Greek history from the Greek Dark Ages of the 13th–9th centuries BC to the end of antiquity (AD 600).
Aramex (Arabic: ارامكس ’arāmaks) is an international express, mail delivery and logistics services company based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Athens (Αθήνα, Athína; Ἀθῆναι, Athênai) is the capital and largest city of Greece.
Augustus (Augustus; 23 September 63 BC – 19 August 14 AD) was a Roman statesman and military leader who was the first Emperor of the Roman Empire, controlling Imperial Rome from 27 BC until his death in AD 14.
The Battle of Marathon (Greek: Μάχη τοῦ Μαραθῶνος, Machē tou Marathōnos) took place in 490 BC, during the first Persian invasion of Greece.
Bicycle messengers (also known as bike or cycle couriers) are people who work for courier companies (also known as messenger companies) carrying and delivering items by bicycle.
Blue Dart Express or Blue Dart is an Indian private company providing courier delivery services headquartered in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
A casual courier is an everyday traveler who informally delivers packages for shippers.
A chariot is a type of carriage driven by a charioteer using primarily horses to provide rapid motive power.
China Post, full name China Post Group Corporation is the state-owned enterprise operating the official postal service of China, which provides the service in mainland China, excluding its special administrative regions, Hong Kong and Macau, which have their own postal service independent to the mainland's.
A common carrier in common law countries (corresponding to a public carrier in civil law systems,Encyclopædia Britannica CD 2000 "Civil-law public carrier" from "carriage of goods" usually called simply a carrier) is a person or company that transports goods or people for any person or company and that is responsible for any possible loss of the goods during transport.
Cyrus the Younger, son of Darius II of Persia and Parysatis, was a Persian prince and general.
DHL Express is a division of the German logistics company Deutsche Post DHL providing international courier, parcel, and express mail services.
A diplomatic courier is an official who transports diplomatic bags as sanctioned under the 1961 Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations.
DPDgroup is an international parcel delivery for parcels weighing less than 30 kg.
DTDC or DTDC Express Limited is an Indian courier delivery services company, headquartered in Bangalore, Karnataka.
DX (Group) plc (trading as DX and DX Freight) is a British mail, courier and logistics company, with operations throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Ekart logistics or Ekart courier is an Indian courier delivery services company, headquartered in Bangalore, Karnataka.
Express mail is an accelerated mail delivery service for which the customer pays a surcharge and receives faster delivery.
FedEx Corporation is an American multinational courier delivery services company headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee.
General aviation (GA) is all civil aviation operations other than scheduled air services and non-scheduled air transport operations for remuneration or hire.
A gold rush is a new discovery of gold—sometimes accompanied by other precious metals and rare earth minerals—that brings an onrush of miners seeking their fortune.
The Department of Posts (DoP), trading as India Post, is a government-operated postal system in India.
Jerome (Eusebius Sophronius Hieronymus; Εὐσέβιος Σωφρόνιος Ἱερώνυμος; c. 27 March 347 – 30 September 420) was a priest, confessor, theologian, and historian.
Just-in-time (JIT) manufacturing, also known as just-in-time production or the Toyota Production System (TPS), is a methodology aimed primarily at reducing flow times within production system as well as response times from suppliers and to customers.
The mail or post is a system for physically transporting postcards, letters, and parcels.
A mail services center or mail service center (MSC) is a central hub for all mail and package shipping and receiving for a large campus (such as that of a university or government facility).
A mailbox provider, mail service provider or email service provider is a provider of email hosting.
The marathon is a long-distance race, completed by running, walking, or a run/walk strategy.
Marathon (Demotic Greek: Μαραθώνας, Marathónas; Attic/Katharevousa: Μαραθών, Marathṓn) is a town in Greece and the site of the battle of Marathon in 490 BCE, in which the heavily outnumbered Athenian army defeated the Persians.
A message is a discrete unit of communication intended by the source for consumption by some recipient or group of recipients.
In the history of Europe, the Middle Ages (or Medieval Period) lasted from the 5th to the 15th century.
A motorcycle courier, also known as a despatch rider or motorcycle messenger, is a courier using a motorcycle.
A mule or courier is someone who personally smuggles contraband across a border (as opposed to sending by mail, etc.) for a smuggling organization.
Package delivery or parcel delivery is the delivery of shipping containers, parcels, or high value mail as single shipments.
Parcel Direct Ireland is a courier service provider used by the general public and small and medium businesses in Ireland.
Pheidippides (Φειδιππίδης) or Philippides (Φιλιππίδης) is the central figure in the story that inspired a modern sporting event, the marathon race.
Pigeon post is the use of homing pigeons to carry messages.
The Pony Express was a mail service delivering messages, newspapers, and mail.
Post riders or postriders describes a horse and rider postal delivery system that existed at various times and various places throughout history.
Rail transport is a means of transferring of passengers and goods on wheeled vehicles running on rails, also known as tracks.
Roman Britain (Britannia or, later, Britanniae, "the Britains") was the area of the island of Great Britain that was governed by the Roman Empire, from 43 to 410 AD.
Royal Mail plc (Post Brenhinol; a' Phuist Rìoghail) is a postal service and courier company in the United Kingdom, originally established in 1516.
A runner was a military courier, a foot soldier responsible for carrying messages during war.
SF Express (Group) Co., Ltd. is a Chinese delivery services company based in Shenzhen, Guangdong, China.
The spoke-hub distribution paradigm is a form of transport topology optimization in which traffic routes are organized as a series of 'spokes' that connect outlying points to a central 'hub.' Simple forms of this distribution/connection model may be contrasted with point-to-point transit systems in which each point has a direct route to every other point, and which was the principal method of transporting passengers and freight until the 1970s.
A stagecoach is a four-wheeled public coach used to carry paying passengers and light packages on journeys long enough to need a change of horses.
Telegraphy (from Greek: τῆλε têle, "at a distance" and γράφειν gráphein, "to write") is the long-distance transmission of textual or symbolic (as opposed to verbal or audio) messages without the physical exchange of an object bearing the message.
TNT Express is an international courier delivery services company, now a subsidiary of FedEx, with its headquarters in Hoofddorp, Netherlands.
TNT N.V. was an international express, mail delivery and logistics services company with headquarters in Hoofddorp, Netherlands.
A truck or lorry is a motor vehicle designed to transport cargo.
Tyrannius Rufinus, also called Rufinus of Aquileia (Rufinus Aquileiensis; 344/345–411), was a monk, historian, and theologian.
UK Mail, formerly known as Business Post, is a postal service company operating in the United Kingdom, which has competed with the Royal Mail in collection and distribution of mail since the deregulation of the postal service in January 2006.
United Parcel Service (UPS) is an American multinational package delivery and supply chain management company.
The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.
The United States Postal Service (USPS; also known as the Post Office, U.S. Mail, or Postal Service) is an independent agency of the United States federal government responsible for providing postal service in the United States, including its insular areas and associated states.
Wells Fargo & Company is an American multinational financial services company headquartered in San Francisco, California, with central offices throughout the country.
Xenophon of Athens (Ξενοφῶν,, Xenophōn; – 354 BC) was an ancient Greek philosopher, historian, soldier, mercenary, and student of Socrates.