Archaeology & History
Lost cities found beneath sands of the Sahara
By T.K. Randall
November 10, 2011 · 46 comments
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Ruins from a long-lost civilization have been revealed beneath the desert sands of the Sahara.
Evidence of the advanced Garamantes civilization had remained mostly undocumented due to the strict regime of Colonel Gaddafi, but now due to recent events in Libya archaeologists have a chance to finally investigate in full the secrets of this long lost ancient culture. "It is like someone coming to England and suddenly discovering all the medieval castles," said Proffessor David Mattingly. "These settlements had been unremarked and unrecorded under the Gaddafi regime."
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.
Source: The Register
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