Persia regains Egypt - 485 B.C.
By 485 B.C. the new king of Persia Xerxes had
regained Egypt and put in place a far tougher force to control the
area. The next few years Xerxes put in place all types of logistics
to prepare for the upcoming war. He began huge engineering projects, spending three whole years in the
Mt Athos reigon cutting a channel through to make sure no disaster befell his advancement as
had happened in the past. (further details found here). No expense was spared, no price was too
high to pay, they had more than enough labour to organise the expedition,
and with most of Thrace already under Persian rule, mainland Europe
was being made ready to receive the mighty Persian army.
'Histories' by Herodotus published by Wordsworth