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Ancient Lost Army of Cambyses, the son of Cyrus the Great, Discovered in Desert

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posted on May, 4 2010 @ 03:05 AM
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news.discovery.com..." target="_blank" class="postlink">Ancient Lost Army of Cambyses, the son of Cyrus the Great, Discovered in Desert




The remains of a mighty Persian army said to have drowned in the sands of the western Egyptian desert 2,500 years ago might have been finally located, solving one of archaeology's biggest outstanding mysteries, according to Italian researchers.

According to Herodotus (484-425 B.C.), Cambyses, the son of Cyrus the Great, sent 50,000 soldiers from Thebes to attack the Oasis of Siwa and destroy the oracle at the Temple of Amun after the priests there refused to legitimize his claim to Egypt. After walking for seven days in the desert, the army got to an "oasis," which historians believe was El-Kharga. After they left, they were never seen again. "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," wrote Herodotus.

A century after Herodotus wrote his account, Alexander the Great made his own pilgrimage to the oracle of Amun, and in 332 B.C. he won the oracle's confirmation that he was the divine son of Zeus, the Greek god equated with Amun.


This discovery is rather interesting... While I am somewhat a World history intellectual, there is always something new to discover from our history...

not to mention what it must feel like to sit and observe a valley literally covered with human bones... SPOOKY!




posted on May, 4 2010 @ 03:35 AM
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I am sorry to inform you of that.

But hey, sometimes things are kind of hard to find in the search engine.

Just yesterday I posted something that had already been posted a few weeks prior. So it happens to the best of us.


I remembered it specifically though so I was able to find it within a few minutes. It's a really interesting find for sure!

[edit on 4-5-2010 by muzzleflash]



posted on May, 4 2010 @ 05:08 AM
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I would like to know if there are GPS coordinates for that find, as I would like to look on Google Earth to see if it is visible.



posted on May, 4 2010 @ 10:10 AM
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Originally posted by Jim Scott
I would like to know if there are GPS coordinates for that find, as I would like to look on Google Earth to see if it is visible.


That's a very interesting question. The article gives general coordinates to the location, i'm sure from there a search could be run via Google Earth.




muzzleflash


wow lol... oh well.. perhaps my pictural content will make it a viable post...


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lol... I wonder if the SKULL AND BONES club will start holding annual membership meetings in that valley of bones now


[edit on 4-5-2010 by DarkspARCS]



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