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It is said that couched lances cannot break a line of foot soldiers,
but the cataphracti of Suren-Pahlav sure dealt with Marcus Licinius Crassus at Carrhae
Some later reports say that Crassus had molten gold poured down his throat. He was famously avaricious.
Of the entire force, twenty thousand are said to have been killed; ten thousand were captured, and deported to distant Margiana for hard labor and slavery. Thus ended the disastrous Roman campaign of Carrhae. The Euphrates was firmly established as the boundary between the two.
Despite the crushing defeat of Romans, the Iranians made no attempt to follow up their victory to invade Rome. Romans after Carrhae learnt from Iranians to introduce cavalry into their army, just as nearly a thousand year earlier the first Iranian to reached the Plateau introduced the Assyrians to a similar reform, but the upshot of the debacle was to win unquestioned recognition for Iran as a superior to Rome and return of Iranian Empire.
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A mammal has been found in New Zealand dating to 19-16 MYA.
..more primitive than multituberculates [rodent-like mammals..went extinct in the early Oligocene..some as small as the tiniest of mice, the largest the size of beavers]
some geologists argue that New Zealand was completely submerged during the Oligocene (about 30-25 MYA)-