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Lost city from ancient civilisation discovered in Libya

University of Leicester archaeologists have made an astonishing find that could re-write history.
The fall of the Gaddafi regime in Libya has provided archaeologists with the opportunity to explore the country's pre-Islamic heritage fully for the first time.
Using satellites and air-photographs to identify the remains in one of the most inhospitable parts of the desert, a British team led by the University  of Leicester has discovered more than 100 fortified farms and villages with castle-like structures and several towns, most dating between AD 1-500.
They have identified the mud brick remains of the castle-like complexes, with walls still standing up to four metres high, along with traces of dwellings, cairn cemeteries, associated field systems, wells and sophisticated irrigation systems.

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The Garamantes (probably from Berber language: igherman; meaning: cities) were a Saharan people who used an elaborate underground irrigation system, and founded a prosperous Berber kingdom in the Fezzan area of modern-day Libya, in the Sahara desert.
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