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"Herodotus wrote that Persian King Cambyses II and his men were ensconced by a huge sandstorm in 525 B.C. – and never seen again."

This is the first time I've heard of this

quite a find

1 posted on 11/09/2009 8:05:44 PM PST by Charlespg
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To: Charlespg

Probably remnants of an ancient socialist takeover of a government...some things never change...


2 posted on 11/09/2009 8:10:45 PM PST by jessduntno (TOTUS fails and POtuS becomes a phuttering stuck.)
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To: Charlespg

All from “The 300” era stuff?


3 posted on 11/09/2009 8:17:42 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Communism comes to America: 1/20/2009. Keep your powder dry, folks. Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Charlespg

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.


4 posted on 11/09/2009 8:28:29 PM PST by bigheadfred (Be who you are and say what you feel: Those who mind don't matter.Those who matter don't mind.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Ping for mystery history.


5 posted on 11/09/2009 8:31:44 PM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: Charlespg
"Eat my dust, you whiney babies!"


6 posted on 11/09/2009 9:04:17 PM PST by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: Charlespg

Is this the legendaty lost question mark? -——> ?


7 posted on 11/09/2009 9:06:10 PM PST by Nik Naym (I remember when the United States was a free country. I feel old.)
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To: Charlespg

Eerie.

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.


10 posted on 11/09/2009 11:12:43 PM PST by Psalm 144 (What did you think NEW WORLD ORDER meant? The Constitution? States' rights? Individual liberty?)
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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.

Swallowed by the Sands by Michael A. Stowe
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13 posted on 11/10/2009 3:36:18 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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Cambyses’ Lost Army
Volume 53 Number 5, September/October 2000
by Salima Ikram
ttp://www.archaeology.org/0009/newsbriefs/cambyses.html


14 posted on 11/10/2009 3:36:50 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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