HFM 093 | How the Persian Empire Conquered Egypt With Cats: The Most Deceptive Practices in Warfare, Part 1

October 27, 2014

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War is deceit. But some are better at deceit than others. Especially the Persian Empire, who managed to conquer the Egyptians by playing on one of their most deeply held religious beliefs — cat worship. See the novel way that Persia defeated Egypt in the Battle of Pelusium (525 BC)

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About Michael Rank

Michael writes history books on dictators, the Middle East, and insane rulers, not necessarily in that order. He lives somewhere between Europe and Asia (literally)

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