The Great Sand Sea of Egypt in the eastern Sahara once supported savannahs full of wildlife, lush rain forests, and areas so swampy they were uninhabitable.
A human exodus some 5,000 years ago, as the desert turned increasingly arid, prompted settlements along the Nile River that spawned the first ancient Egyptian civilizations ruled by pharaohs, a new study suggests. -- Photograph © Science
Sahara Desert Was Once Lush and Populated
LiveScience | 20 July 2006 | Bjorn Carey
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Scientists Find Fossil Proof Of Egypt's Ancient Climate
Washington University At St Louis | 2-2-2005 | Tony Fitzpatrick
Posted on 02/03/2005 11:54:52 PM EST by blam
Ancient lakes of the Sahara
Innovations Report | Jan 19, 2006 | University of Reading
Posted on 01/21/2006 7:14:03 AM EST by Tyche
Don't be so quick to run to conclusions. It might not have been natural...what about the mass industry of the Atlanteans? Could they have caused ancient global warming and brought doom on themselves...could this be the wisdom Plato says they were lacking? They needed Al Gore.
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