posted on Nov, 10 2009 @ 01:15 AM
The Hamsin is not an unusual weather phenomenon. The name comes from the Arabic word or "fifty", meaning it comes around about 50 days during the
year. A massive sandstorm is not unusual. What is unusual is for there to be 50,000 troops caught in the middle of it.
I'm sure some of the troops sought shelter among the natural formations, where they apparently were buried anyway. Those who dispersed likely died
as well, only not right with the other troops. Someone must have survived to tell of the sandstorm.
As for not finding the bones - well, even the Sphinx was buried by sand at one point, just the head sticking out. The sands move around, covering and
uncovering things. That, plus this route being little used, could easily explain why no one found these guys before now. Well, actually, I guess
they did - the Bedouins were talking about them.
When I was looking at the photo, it didn't seem that the bones were really piled up all that much. OTOH, I wonder where their armor went. Maybe
people came later, took the weapons and armor, and piled the bodies (or bones) into a mass grave or something.