A Blog by the Editor of The Middle East Journal

Putting Middle Eastern Events in Cultural and Historical Context

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Lost Army of Cambyses Found?

Any ancient Egypt/Ancient Near East buffs out there may find this one interesting: two Italian archaeologists have found human bones and Achaemenid era jewelry that they suggest could be the lost army of Cambyses, one of those historical mysteries derived from Herodotus' tale-telling; if they're right, then the army took a different route between Kharga and Siwa than most searchers had believed.

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