July 6, 2014

Mystery of missing 50,000-strong Persian army in Egypt Desert around 524 BC solved?

Scientists have solved one of the greatest archaeological mysteries of all times: the sudden disappearance of a large Persian army of 50,000 men in the Egyptian desert around 524 BC.

According to the Greek historian Herodotus, the Persian King Cambyses entered the Egyptian desert near Luxor (then Thebes) with 50,000 men. The troops supposedly never returned and were swallowed by a sand dune. Read more

 

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