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Re: Persia 01: The Seven of Darius

Sir Charles, I have read your first remarks and I have done a little research also. However I could find no mention of the missing ears of the "false Smyrnus." But, I did find this;

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.livius.org/a/1/iran/darius.JPG&imgrefurl=http://www.livius.org/da-dd/darius/darius_i_t07.html&h=600&w=450&sz=63&tbnid=2i8hpniOSrvKvM:&tbnh=135&tbnw=101&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dbehistun%2Binscription%26um%3D1&start=2&sa=X&oi=images&ct=image&cd=2

You will have to click upon the links however to get the real story!

But, you will find a case of mutilation (albeit self inflicted) that portrays a very interesting event!

Regards,

Ron