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Ian B
05-20-2013, 02:11 AM
What lies beneath the sands of the Sahara Desert?

Has any work been done to deduct what lies beneath those massive sand hills?
Is it possible that they cover a lost civilisation or tombs of long forgotten kings?



Were the Taureg people always nomads or were they driven from their traditional land by the rising sands?
Any ideas?

MikeWhalen
05-21-2013, 11:38 AM
Have you seen any of the archaeology of the desert done by the various types of satellite pictures?
I saw a program a few years ago that was fascinating. Some satellite had the ability to penetrate the ground by several feet. Using it, they found an ancient roadway under the sand and one or two ancient and lost cities-then they sent out the ground guys and they confirmed the finds
I gather this great new technology is not used often as its expensive, what a pity because I bet there are some really major stories out there, still hidden by the desert sands

Mike