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What Was The Riddle Given By The Delphic Oracle To The Athenians When The Persians Were Approaching Athens?

May 11, 2010 in Riddles

To put their faith in a wooden wall. The Athenian leader Themistocles guessed right and put his faith in the wooden ships of the Athenian navy. They went on to beat the Persian fleet in the battle of Salamis. However the Persians did burn Athens prior to the naval battle.
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