Lost Cities Found Beneath Sands of Sahara by Satellites – GeoEye High Resolution Imagery Featured in Article

Satellite images have revealed the ruins of a long-lost civilisation which existed in what is now the Sahara desert in Roman times and before. Archaeologists hope that the toppling of Libyan dictator Colonel Gadaffi, who has controlled access to the region in modern times, will permit the secrets of the lost cities beneath the sands to be unravelled properly at last…

The fall of Gaddafi has opened the way for archaeologists to explore the country’s pre-Islamic heritage, so long ignored under his regime … The Libyan antiquities department, badly under-resourced under Gaddafi, is closely involved in the project. Funding for the research has come from the European Research Council – who awarded Professor Mattingly an ERC Advanced Grant of nearly 2.5m euros – the Leverhulme Trust, the Society for Libyan Studies and the GeoEye Foundation.

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