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To: SunkenCiv

http://www.metrum.org/mapping/sahara.htm

...Our knowledge of the ancient Sahara was revolutionized by the publication, in 1957, or the results of Henri Lhote’s investigations of the rock paintings of the central Sahara. These paintings indicate that there was a time when chariots drawn by horses crossed the Sahara from the Mediterranean coast to the river Niger. This indicates that the process of dissication of the Sahara had reached a point in which transportation by river was no longer possible from the Great Chots to the Ahaggar and from there to the Niger, but the land could still support horses. One principle used by Lhote in dating this chariot route is the fact that the horses are portrayed on the rock painting according to style conventions that occur in Mycenaean art. Lhote assumes that the Mycenaeans, like the Greeks who followed them, had colonized Cyrenaica and that from there had advanced into the Sahara area...


49 posted on 09/16/2008 6:46:19 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (FAIR DINKUM)
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To: Fred Nerks

Neat, and makes sense. :’) Thanks!


51 posted on 09/16/2008 10:44:29 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______Profile hasn't been updated since Friday, May 30, 2008)
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