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In a famous battle between the Greeks and Persians, there is the mention of a messenger who ran a long distance to inform the people of Greek victory and eventually died of exhaustion after delivering the message. Around what year was this battle fought?

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640 BCE
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490 BCE
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720 BCE
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230 BCE
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The correct option is B 490 BCE
Around 490 BCE a battle was fought between the Greeks and Persians. The Greeks won. According to legend, a messenger was sent to Athens, a place 25 miles away, to inform the people about Greek victory. The messenger ran and eventually died of exhaustion after delivering the message.

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