Re: [ANE-2] Re: Re: Living in the desert
>>>> If I recall correctly travel distances for large groups of fullyDuring World War II in North Africa, infantry soldiers carrying field packs
> loaded infantry are about 25 km/day and can reach 100 km/day for
> small groups of light load elite infantry...
marched at the official U.S. Army speed of two and a half miles (ca. four
km.) per hour. In his memoirs, General L.K. Truscott wrote that he trained
his men to march at four, and even five, miles per hour. But ambulances
followed the line of march to pick up soldiers exhausted by the rapid pace.
One New York City block in 45 seconds (four m.p.h.) is as fast as I can
move, without an ambulance.
- Listers may be interested in the folowing article from today's
Scholars Race to Recover a Lost Kingdom on the Nile
By JOHN NOBLE WILFORD
Published: June 19, 2007
On the periphery of history in antiquity, there was a land known as
Kush. Overshadowed by Egypt, to the north, it was a place of
uncharted breadth and depth far up the Nile, a mystery verging on
myth. One thing the Egyptians did know and recorded Kush had gold.
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A Lost Kingdom on the Nile
Gist of the article is that scholars from U. Chicago are - and have
been all year - working frantically to recover evidence about the
lost kingdom of Kush (2000-1500 BC) that - despite having neither a
writing system nor bureaucracy - flourished as a gold-producing
megalith between the first and fourth catartacts and farther south.
A new dam around the fourth cataract threatens to turn the area into