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Tang Chinese Steppe Falconer at Court

A Twilight of Empires

Lords of the Earth, Campaign 13


A Tigre-speaking people between the Nile and the Red Sea, they caused grief to their neighbors for centuries. Pliny grouped them with the "monstrous races," e.g. Troglodytes, but a higher level of civilization is clear, and some written Greek attested - they called their kings basiliskos. A force of Blemmyes aided Zenobia's attack on Egypt.

They left behind few archaeological remains, and remain something of a mystery. Their practices may have included human sacrifice to a Sun god.

For more information see (also Beja, X Group culture):

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