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Fortresses Lost in the Sahara Revealed by Satellites

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by devotor338, Nov 15, 2011.

  1. devotor338

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    :)Archaeologists have been discovered Real life ?sand castles? made of an ancient culture, in the Sahara, revealed by Satellites, and these images show that over one hundred colonies of new strength of a ?lost? civilization in the south-western Libya. These ?Communities? dating between 1 and 500 AD, belonged mysterious people of Garamantes, who ruled large century BC to the 7th century. Archaeologists have been unearthed these cities of Garamantes ?fortified villages and farms after considering modern satellite imagery, including high-resolution images used by the oil industry.:)
    Project manager David Mattingly (University of Leicester UK) said: We were really surprised by the degree of conservation of the old mud-brick compounds, though the walls of these sites have dropped a bit particularly wind erosion, are still standing three to four meters about 10-13 feet high places. Archaeologists could with no trouble mislead good planning in the construction of a straight line of Roman frontier forts of related design. But in-fact, it is beyond the borders of the Roman Empire, these sites are markers of a strong native African kingdom. In adding up, researchers were surprised that the sites, which included cemeteries and agricultural fields, are so narrowly grouped. Prior knowledge of Garamantes is largely based on the excavation of their capital, Jarma about 200 kilometers north-west and the ancient Roman and Greek texts. We have well built an image that it is really sophisticated, a high level of civilization. Heritage authorities are run out of money in Libya have not been able to continue research in the field, leaving a bit gap in our knowledge of ancient civilization, who was that not involved in the hunt for new ones.:)
    Garamantes remains are also found of manifestation advanced irrigation technology, which permit them to generate green oases in the desert. This is a hyper-arid Sahara profound environment, and it is only people?s skill to make use of groundwater that can change. Garamantes extracted from prehistoric reserves of water in underground channels of plants cultivated in the Mediterranean, such as wheat, figs and grapes, barley, and sub-Saharan Africa sorghum, cotton and pearl millet. Groundwater is a great source of non-renewable once you have clicked on the tank and got emptied; then it will not fill up again, who was not involved in the exploration for new ones. The fall down of the Roman Empire and the growing conflict in the Mediterranean, also has intense consequences for the trans-Saharan trade, which mainly depended on the civilization of the desert.:)
     
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