Cyrus Achaemenid King of Iran. In scope and extent his achievements ranked far above that of the Macedonian king, Alexander who was to demolish the country in the but failed to provide any stable alternative. —Charles Freeman in 'The Greek Achievement'
The Gutian dynasty came to power in Mesopotamia around 2150 BC (short chronology), by destabilising Akkad, according to the Sumerian kinglist at the end of the reign of king Ur-Utu (or Lugal-melem) of Uruk. They reigned for perhaps around one century