The Fezzan region: an interesting history and a prospect for a brighter future

By Mustafa J. Salem, Nick Drake and Ahmed S. El-Hawat.

Tripoli, 9 May 2013:

Holocene inetr-dunal lake deposits in Idhan Obari. Edges of these lakes are rich in archaeological remains indicating that pre-historic man occupied these areas at the time.

Fezzan Region is rich in its water resources. A lot of fossil water has been left under ground since the lakes that dominated the region thousands of years ago dried up.

Most people when talking about the Fezzan think of a dry, barren and mostly unpopulated hyper-arid desert . . .

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