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Battle Field at Marathon

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This image depicts The Battlefield of Marathon, by Boudier, based on a photograph by M. Amédée Hauvette as included in History of Egypt, Chaldaea, Syria, Babylonia and Assyria by Gaston Maspero.  

Marathon is where a famous battle was fought between the Persians and a smaller army of Athenians during the summer of 490 BCE.  After the fighting was over, a messenger ran the entire distance between Marathon and Athens to deliver the news about the Greeks' surprising victory.


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