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.

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The Battle of Issus, between Alexander the Great on horseback to the left, and Darius III in the chariot to the right, represented in a Pompeii mosaic dated 1st century BC
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 BCECredit: Berthold Werner
Philippe Bohstrom
Philippe Bohstrom
The Achaemenid empireCredit: \ Ali Zifan
Soldiers from the satrapies under Achaemenid rule (under Xerxes)Credit: A.Davey
Tell KeisanCredit: Ivgeni Ostrovski

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