A powerful Persian army disappeared in an Egyptian sandstorm 2,500 years ago. The exact location of the soldiers’ demise had never been discovered—until now.
Researchers have found bronze weapons, an earring and human bones in an isolated area of the Sahara desert. They believe the items belong to the lost Persian army, which numbered 50,000 and disappeared in 525 B.C. The army was sent by Persian King Cambyses II to “attack the Oasis of Siwa and destroy the oracle at the Temple of Amun.”