Modern (such as it is) Libya has been building a mother of a water conduit to tap desert aquifers for coastal use. Yeah, that’ll work. No point in learning from the experiences of people for the Time of Ignorance.
Why couldn’t “modern” Libya just desalinate ocean water using their oil for the energy? Or even a large solar desalination plant like a superlarge greenhouse?
B-24 Bomber Lady Be Good. This aircraft was discovered in the Libyan Desert 16 years after it lost its way back from a World War II mission to bomb Naples, Italy on 4 April 1943. The plane was found in 1959 by an oil exploration team, miraculously preserved by the desert environment. The next year the bodies of eight of the nine crew members were recovered by Quartermaster Graves Registration personnel.
I’ve had a very minor part in that project.... inspecting the fiber optic cable prior to export. It is called The Great Man Made River Project.