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So even if Herodotus himself was not inclined to believe in the one-eyed
Arimaspians, their gold was real enough. Since 186o archaeologists have
recovered evidence of the high standard of gold-working among the tribes of this
Among the first wonders of India were tales about giant gold-digging ants. This
legend was first recorded by the Greek historian Herodotus, who died in 415, or
perhaps 424. Herodotus reports that the Indians annually paid 36o talents of ...
The gold is real enough. Herodotus was right about that. In Sanskrit this gold from
Central Asia was called 'Pipilika', or 'ant- gold'. This was because it came down
from the mountains of Turkestan as gold dust rather than nuggets. Some of this ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Michael.Rimmer - LibraryThing
I like a bestiary, and this is a nice one. It covers the more familiar mythical beasts, such as the unicorn, manticore, basilisk and co., but also the somewhat less well known, such as the barometz ... Read full review