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Xerxes = Arta-Xerxes

Interesting!

I also concluded that Xerxes and Arta-Xerxes were the same king. See

http://www.domainofman.com/book/chart-30.pdf

In my model, Darius the Mede (Darius I) and Cyrus the Persian (Cyrus II) become kings in Medeo-Persia at about the same time, however Cyrus II outlives Darius, perhaps by about six years as you propose.