Monday, November 9, 2009

Cambyses Lost Army

The Persian king Cambyses was a colourful character with quite a temper but how much is reality and how much is mythology has long been the question. Archaeologists have long searched for his 50 000 strong army which vanished in a sandstorm in 525 bc.

Archaeologists believe they have located the remains of the lost army yielding hundreds of bones and Achaemenid weapons and jewelry.

Excellent video from discovery:

1 comment:

Geoff Carter said...

Wow!! Herodotus right again!