samurai at the sphinx

Saw this on io9, and I think the headline pretty much sums it up: A Strong Contender For The Most Bad-Ass Photo Ever Taken.

That's a big group of actual samurai standing next to the actual Giza Sphinx. No, this isn't Photoshop trickery. This photo was taken in 1864, when a group of Japanese diplomatic emissaries, en route to France, made a pit stop in Egypt. They captured the moment with a photo op -- in full samurai regalia.

There is most certainly a movie that needs to be made, inspired by this photo. Somebody, get on it. More info on the photo here. (Thanks, Johnny.)

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