Skip to comments.Is this the legendary lost Persian army
Posted on 11/09/2009 8:05:43 PM PST by Charlespg
The legend of the lost Persian army has survived over two and a half millennia - despite a blatant lack of hard evidence.
But now two Italian experts believe they have found its remains.
Twin brothers Angelo and Alfredo Castiglioni uncovered hundreds of human bones, weapons and jewelery in the Sahara desert, west Egypt, that they believe belonged to the 50,000-strong army.
(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...
This is the first time I've heard of this
quite a find
Probably remnants of an ancient socialist takeover of a government...some things never change...
All from “The 300” era stuff?
This is cool. There are still tons of finds covered by the Saharan Sands. I remember reading about this event somewhere in the early 80’s.
Ping for mystery history.
Is this the legendaty lost question mark? -——> ?
Its a shame that capitalism didn’t make it there sooner, then they’d have had a GPS.
About 100 years earlier, shortly after the death of Cyrus the Great, the founder of the Persian Empire. After the Assyrians conquered the Kingdom of Israel they conquered Egypt. The neo Babylonians conquered the Assyrians, then the Kingdom of Judah, Egypt became independent. The Medes conquered the neo Babylonians and their Persian cousins under Cyrus, conquered them. Cyrus's son, Cambyses II, conquered Egypt. His son, Darius invaded Greece and was defeated at Marathon. Darius's son, Xerxes, invaded again, and was the victor at Thermopylae.
Another testimony to the hubris of tyrants, and the results.
Another score for Herodotus too, who has had archaeology vindicate him about Amazons as well.
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
Thanks exit82.Cambyses' Lost Army by Salima Ikram (p 18) is a short news item that pertains to a story in Herodotus. This story was doubted for most of the past 2,500 years, but after WWII traces of this lost Persian force were revealed by shifting sands: ...the Persians set forth from Oasis across the sand, and had reached about half way between that place and themselves when, as they were at their midday meal, a wind arose from the south, strong and deadly, bringing with it vast columns of whirling sand, which entirely covered up the troops and caused them wholly to disappear. Thus, according to the Ammonians, did it fare with this army. -- Book III.Just adding to the catalog, not sending a general distribution.
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Cambyses’ Lost Army
Volume 53 Number 5, September/October 2000
by Salima Ikram
ping for reference. Good material!
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