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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP09 Aug 2017 3:04 p.m. PST

"Before leading the French army to victory at the Battle of the Pyramids on July 21, 1798, Napoleon Bonaparte rallied his troops by pointing to the distant pyramids and saying, "Soldiers, forty centuries look down upon you." (1) Napoleon's encounter with the pyramids during his Egyptian campaign led to at least three myths about him.

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42flanker11 Aug 2017 5:29 p.m. PST

"Soldiers, forty centuries look down upon you."

I wonder, had fledgling Egyptologists come up with a date for the Pyramids by then?

Nine pound round11 Aug 2017 6:16 p.m. PST

Well, in that day and age, I think they learned in school that God made the world in 4000 BC, so it was probably a rough guess……

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP11 Aug 2017 10:28 p.m. PST

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