Srsly, of all the minutes of the day and around 6 entries per day, it had to be me who gets owned again
Well then, in 526 BC, incident happened that made Persians plan the Egypt campaign:
According to Herodotus, another motivation that solidified Persians expedition into Egypt, was Phanes of Halicarnassus. Originally a council man and advisor to Pharaoh, an unknown course of events led to bitterness developing between them to the point that Pharaoh sent an Egyptian eunuch after Phanes, pursuing him across the known world. Phanes was captured in Lycia but then he outwitted his guards by getting them drunk and escaped to Persia.
There, he assisted the Persian king in all manners of strategy, and was instrumental in shaping his resolve for conquest of Egypt.
Edited by Amalthe, 30 January 2013 - 08:25 AM.