The Persians conquer Egypt as Nicetas fails to defend Alexandria. Heraclius tries to find a way to avoid blame for this disaster and acquire the resources to fight back.
Map: The blue parts of the map show the land held by the Byzantine Empire in 620 AD.
(The Map comes from this handy site showing the Roman Empire’s 18 centuries in 19 maps. http://4umi.com/image/map/rome/19maps.php)
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