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1 posted on 11/09/2009 5:18:07 PM PST by LibWhacker
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2 posted on 11/09/2009 5:23:35 PM PST by LibWhacker (America awake!)
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Fascinating. An archeologist's gold mine.

The Achaemenid "violin" shields were neat.

Iran History Ping!

3 posted on 11/09/2009 5:24:02 PM PST by SolidWood (Sarah Palin: "Only dead fish go with the flow!")
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It had to have been George Bush’s fault.


4 posted on 11/09/2009 5:24:05 PM PST by donhunt ("Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them." - Ronald Reagan)
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I told them LEFT at the SECOND sand dune.....


5 posted on 11/09/2009 5:24:54 PM PST by edcoil (If I had 1 cent for every dollar the government saved, Bill Gates and I would be friends.)
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Cool.


6 posted on 11/09/2009 5:26:00 PM PST by El Sordo
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I wish that would happen to the Basij and Mullahs.


13 posted on 11/09/2009 5:34:16 PM PST by omega4179
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WOW! I've waited over twenty-five years (hey, I'm only 51) since I first read about this; I'll have to post some of the archival stuff from my folder, "Cambyses' Lost Army". Meanwhile, Happy Belated Birthday, Herodotus, oh Father of History!

Thanks LibWhacker!

Of course, this has been announced before, and turned out to be incorrect, but I'm FIRED UP (in case no one could tell).

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15 posted on 11/09/2009 5:45:31 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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Herodotus 3.26 (Robin Waterfield's translation):

...As for the detachment he [Cambyses] had sent to attack the Ammonians, they set out from Thebes with guides, and they clearly arrived at the town of Oasis. This is a town which is inhabited by Samians who are said to belong to the Aeschronian tribe, and which is seven days' journey from Thebes across the desert; the name of the place, translated into Greek, is the Isles of the Blessed. So by all accounts the army reached this place, but after that the only information available comes directly or indirectly from the Ammonians themselves; no one else can say what happened to them, because they did not reach the Ammonians and they did not come back either. The Ammonians, however, add an explanation for their disappearance. They say that after the army had left Oasis and was making its way across the desert towards them--in other words, somewhere between Oasis and their lands--an extraordinarily strong south wind, carrying along with it heaps of sand, fell upon them while they were taking their midday meal and buried them.

24 posted on 11/09/2009 6:05:11 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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An early forerunner of Jimmy Carter.


25 posted on 11/09/2009 6:08:27 PM PST by TruthConquers (Delendae sunt publicae scholae)
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27 posted on 11/09/2009 6:11:36 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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Ping.


34 posted on 11/09/2009 6:25:00 PM PST by Interesting Times (For the truth about "swift boating" see ToSetTheRecordStraight.com)
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40 posted on 11/09/2009 7:41:09 PM PST by JDoutrider
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Wasn’t this report by Herodotus one of those that were considered fables by historians for centuries?


41 posted on 11/09/2009 7:56:14 PM PST by wildbill (You're just jealous because the Voices talk only to me.)
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Fascinating. Thanks.


44 posted on 11/09/2009 9:09:01 PM PST by Daniel II (I'm Jim Thompson, this is my brother Jimmy, and this is my other brother Jimmy)
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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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“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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Dem bones Dem bones Dem dryyyyy bones


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