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.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/33791672/ns/technology_and_science-science/

Excellent video from discovery:

http://news.discovery.com/videos/archaeology-ancient-lost-army-found.html

1 comment:

Geoff Carter said...

Wow!! Herodotus right again!