Not been able to read the whole thread sorry because I'm a bit busy in work (not busy enough to skim though ). Anyway I remember reading this in the news and first thing I thought was Iram of the Pillars or Ubar. There's a whole host of supposed lost cities that this could be but regardless it's a great discovery on it's own, without a name.
Geez, if there's issues with funding then give me a broom and dustpan and pay for my flight there government. I'll do the rest on my own!
Satellite images have revealed the ruins of a long-lost civilisation which existed in what is now the Sahara desert in Roman times and before. Archaeologists hope that the toppling of Libyan dictator Colonel Gadaffi, who has controlled access to the region in modern times, will permit the secrets of the lost cities beneath the sands to be unravelled properly at last.
This is nothing new. IN 1984 one of the space shuttles used radar to map the Sahara desert. The radar penetrated several feet in the gound and reveraled many ancient rivers and man made structures.
So 27 years have passed since those radar pictures were made and what has happened? Practically nothing. Why? Very simple. The academic system (the same one that gives us Penn State and their perverts) did not want to do anything. They can blame the late leader of Libya, but that is an excuse.
There is no doubt that if all these ruines were opened the history books will have to be rewritten and that is something the professors do not want to do.
Flipping nora, I'd like to nominate this post for the most contrived attempt to squeeze in one's particular hobby horse on a completely unrelated subject. That's right, yes, it was all part of a Conspiracy to protect Perverts.
Life is a hideous business, and from the background behind what we know of it peer daemoniacal hints of truth which make it sometimes a thousandfold more hideous.
if there is some sites of possible potential high yields of natural resources /gold/oil/rare earth/coal anywhere within two hundred miles of the area, for certainty there won't be any possibility of further research and much of what is now excited interest would be reduced to an insignificant, unimportant rubble of no historical or cultural value.
The big corporations will see to that, they pay most of the bills for research, the say the final say...