THE PEACEFUL ENCOUNTER OF THE NAVY OF ALEXANDER THE GREAT WITH WHALES
'Big animals feed in the outer sea (Ocean) and the fish are much bigger there than in the interior sea (Mediterranean). And Nearchos says that when he sailed off Cyiza, by daybreak water was seen jetted upwards from the sea with such a force as from waterspout. Being astonished, he asked the pilots in the navy what this happening was and how it was caused. And when they answered that these massive mammals living in the sea blow water upwards, the sailors were startled that the oars fell from their hands. Nearchos went on entreating and encouraging them and whenever he sailed by called them to stage the ships in formation as to give battle and to raise their battle cry in time with the plash of oars with quick strokes and much noise. The sailors were encouraged and sailed together according to the signal. And when they approached the beasts, they shouted with all the strength their heads would possess, while the trumpets would sound and the rowers made the most noise splashing their rows at maximun length. So the mammals, now visible at the prow of the ships, being at a loss dived in the deep and not long afterwards they emerged astern and jetted water over a great expanse of sea. And the sailors rejoiced with much noise because of their unexpected deliverance and praised Nearchos for his boldness and wise thinking.' From Arrian's Indica. 30:1-7.
hi,I was working in gwadar for 4 years, I want to know the more deatailed about the port, would you laike to zoom in and take a nother picture for us? thank you
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Photo taken in Singhar Housing Scheme, Gwādar, Pakistan
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