|Mud-brick Garamantian Compound |
Photo: Toby Savage
The finds are important because they will shed some much needed light on this mysterious civilization that harried the southern reaches of the Roman Empire for many years. My own experience with this subject is not extensive but the Garamatians do make an appearance in Children of Apollo as one of the leading tribes involved in the fictional assault on the legionary base at Lambaesis in Numidia. From my research into the goings on at the beginning of the 3rd century, I found out that the Garamantians and other desert peoples of the time were involved in a series of raids that caused a bit of unrest in the far southern Empire.
|Satellite Image of Garamantian settlement|
Photo: University of Leicester
If you would like to read the full article the full link is: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/11/111111-sahara-libya-lost-civilization-science-satellites/