Mosaic from Pompeii, showing the Battle of Issus between Alexander the Great on horseback,left, and Persian Darius III in the chariot to the right, dated 1st century BCE Berthold Werner

Archaeologists May Have Found 2,500-year-old Persian Military Base in Northern Israel

The Persian camp on the Acre plain seems to have been a base camp for King Cambyses' all-out attack on Egypt in the 520s B.C.E.

Around 2,500 years ago, the Persian king Cambyses II mounted an all-out assault on Egypt, basing the campaign in Palestine. Now archaeologists believe they may have found a camp in northern Israel from which...

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