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Legendary Lost Persian Army Found in Sahara
FOXNews ^ | 11/9/09 | Alfredo and Angelo Castiglioni

Posted on 11/09/2009 5:18:05 PM PST by LibWhacker

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To: G8 Diplomat
A year ago or so I tried to edit several wikipedia articles on Pahlavi related history. I have given up.

There are cyberbullies and web brigades of the islamic regime, plus assorted iranian and western leftists who removed all my (and other) changes and injected their bias everywhere.

Since some months I observed that someone (probably regime agents) is simply removing Pahlavi history from Iran related articles, as if it never happened. There are articles (for example on women's rights) where half a century of progress under the Pahlavi's simply doesn't exist. It's 19th century... and blammo! Islamic Revolution 1979.

Maybe when I find some time, I'll try it again. *sigh*

If you are interested, there are three excellent books on Iranian history 1921-41 I'd recommend:

Yair P. Hirschfeld, Iran und Deutschland 1921-1941 (Israeli author, but the book is only in German. This is an excellently sourced book on German-Iranian relations and debunks thoroughly the "Shah was pro-Nazi" propaganda.)

Richard Stewart, Sunrise at Abadan (an US Marine officer and historian has meticulously researched the circumstances of the Anglo-Soviet Invasion of Iran. It's a military history primarily, but a very good read.)

Donald Wilber, Riza Shah (from the 1970's but still the best biography of Reza Shah. Some facts have been updated by more recent research, but Wilber talked to many primary sources and witnesses, and the book is enjoyable and has information that was neglected by other works.)

51 posted on 11/10/2009 1:59:23 PM PST by SolidWood (Sarah Palin: "Only dead fish go with the flow!")
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To: SolidWood

Awesome. I’ll check out those books.


52 posted on 11/10/2009 2:33:33 PM PST by G8 Diplomat (A penny saved is a penny paid in taxes)
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To: wildbill; exit82

wildbill: “Wasn’t this report by Herodotus one of those that were considered fables by historians for centuries?”

I think there were those who thought he’d repeated a tale that had grown in the telling. I’m surprised at times how much hostility is sometimes directed at Herodotus, or rather, at a straw man version of Herodotus (or sometimes, the straw man of a straw man).

Thanks exit82 for the ping to the other one:

Is this the legendary lost Persian army
Daily mail | 10th November 2009 | Cher Thornhill
Posted on 11/09/2009 8:05:43 PM PST by Charlespg
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53 posted on 11/10/2009 3:33:50 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide

Thanks USOTOS.


54 posted on 11/10/2009 3:38:55 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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Tourists to Look for Ancient Persian Army
News Service: Iran
2/14/2004 6:24:00 PM
Tourists traversing Egypt's desert may solve a mystery that has puzzled archaeologists for centuries: what happened to the 50,000-man Persian army of King Cambyses... After walking for seven days in the desert, the army got to El-Khargeh, presumably intending to follow the caravan route via the Dakhla Oasis and Farafra Oasis to Siwa. But after they left El-Khargeh, they were never seen again... Nessim will continue the Cambyses expeditions for the next five years. "If we discover anything about the lost army, it will be the discovery of the century," he said.

55 posted on 11/10/2009 3:42:22 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: LibWhacker

“I coulda had guard duty at the Hanging Gardens but my detailer sent me here instead...”


56 posted on 11/10/2009 3:49:30 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: Billthedrill

???


57 posted on 03/09/2013 6:44:00 PM PST by cibco (I HOPE Obummers's CHANGE disappears...)
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To: LibWhacker

Dem bones Dem bones Dem dryyyyy bones


58 posted on 03/09/2013 6:50:28 PM PST by DainBramage
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