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Satellite Images Reveal Lost City In Libyan Desert

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Satellite Images Reveal Lost City In Libyan Desert

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Satellite Images Reveal Lost City In Libyan Desert

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Evidence of the ancient civilization of Garamantes has been buried in the Libyan desert for 1,400 years. Now satellite images and field exploration are giving insight into the pre-Islamic culture.

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. The revolution in Libya could offer a new start to a long-buried civilization there. Its pre-Islamic culture had been neglected under Moammar Gadhafi. Now, archaeologists aim to explore deserts sites they've mostly seen through satellite imagery. A British archaeologist says these ancient fortified settlements boast irrigation systems and written language. It's, quote, "like coming to England and discovering all the medieval castles." It's MORNING EDITION.

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