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To: SunkenCiv

From the title, I thought this thread might have been about Alexander the Great.


16 posted on 07/22/2006 9:27:57 PM PDT by Ciexyz (Leaning on the everlasting arms.)
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To: Ciexyz

Except that Alexander the Great was never conquered by "sands."


18 posted on 07/23/2006 10:34:37 AM PDT by eleni121 (General Draza Mihailovich: We will never forget you - the hero of World War Two)
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To: Ciexyz

But the Siwa reference is absolutely connected to Alexander's exploits. The oasis at Siwa was home to the world renowned Oracle of the god Amun (Ammon) described in Herodotus' Histories.

At the beginning of his campaigns Alexander took a side trip there and legend (Herodotus) says was saved by a rare thunderstorm.


19 posted on 07/23/2006 10:53:31 AM PDT by eleni121 (General Draza Mihailovich: We will never forget you - the hero of World War Two)
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