Hundreds of Mysterious Stone Buildings Discovered in the Sahara Desert



The structures are seen in a variety of shapes and sizes, including those that curl towards the horizon as in the photo. 
Ne Archeology of Western Sahara: A Synthesis of Field Works şöyle, says the archaeologists:
Approximately 75% of Western Sahara lands, including most of the coastline, are controlled by Morocco, and 25% by Sahra Arab Democratic Republic. Before 1991, these two governments were in war.
Between 2002 and 2009, the archaeologists explored the site in the Western Sahara, controlled by the Sahara Arab Democratic Republic, and excavated a small excavation site. They also looked at satellite images in Google Earth.
"Senior archaeological and paleoeconomic research in Western Sahara was very limited," said Joanne Clarke, a senior lecturer at East Anglia University and independent researcher Nick Brooks.
Clarke and Brooks said, azi The Western Sahara archaeological map, which is far from the Atlantic coast, is almost completely empty and literally empty when it comes to the wider international archaeological research community. Clark
Alar People living in the area know stone structures and some studies have been done by Spanish researchers on rock art in Western Sahara. “


Mysterious buildings
Stone structures are designed in a variety of ways. Some are in the shape of a crescent; some structures are in the form of a pile of rocks. And some structures are a combination of these designs. For example, a structure has a complex of straight lines, stone circles, a platform and rock piles, forming a complex of about 630 meters long.
Archaeologists say that some structures point to the location of the graves, although they are not sure of the purpose of many structures. Very few excavations were carried out on these structures and archaeologists could find a small number of works that could be dated using a radiocarbon method. Among the few excavated areas, there are two, tumuli ine containing human graves dating back approximately 1,500 years.
Research has shown that Western Sahara was a more wet place, which could accommodate more animal life than it once was today. Archaeologists document the rock art depicting cattle, giraffe, African antelope and Berber sheep, while environmental researchers found evidence for lakes and other water resources that dried up thousands of years ago.
Security problems
Clarke and Brooks have said that security issues in the area mean that fieldwork has stopped working. The terrorist group al-Qaeda operates in desert areas near Western Sahara, and in 2013 they abducted two Spanish aid workers in a refugee camp in Tindouf in Algeria, just across the Western Sahara border.
While the Saharan people and the Saharan Arab Democratic Republic are strongly opposed to the terrorist group, it is quite difficult for the authorities to effectively patrol the large desert areas of stone structures. This means that archaeologists cannot work there safely. This problem is not unique to Western Sahara, as the security risks posed by terrorist and extremist groups in the region mean that archaeologists can no longer work in most of North Africa.
Source: poxox archaeology
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