Muammar al-Gaddafi's Amazon Guards

Greek heroes from Heracles to Theseus to Achilles to Alexander the Great are said to have fought the Amazons. Gaddafi took a different approach and formed a guard of Amazons. Alas, all but one seem now to have fallen out of favour. For more about ancient Amazons and women warriors, click here and here.

Images of NY Times archive from here.

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