The descendants of the Atlanteans

Mysterious people whites live in the Atlas Mountains in North Africa. Some 500 years ago, their ancestors built the pyramids unique in the Canary Islands. And in the Sahara are the same people in ancient times created the irrigation system, which operated until the 1950s! These tall, strong people — descendants of the Atlanteans …

One root

Scientists haunt whites haired people living among enough blacks in the north-west Africa, especially in the mountain areas. But until recently, they were not alone. "Next" on the islands of the Canary archipelago, to the end of the XV century civilization existed Guanches — the people of the white race, destroyed by the Spanish conquerors.

They were hunted with dogs, as wild beasts. So far in the language of the Canary Islands preserved word with contempt, a pejorative meaning — "Guanches". Thor Heyerdahl opened the world's unique buildings Guanches, pyramids, very reminiscent of timeless creations of Egyptian pharaohs and the pyramids of Central America at the same time.
But there was a great white people who disappeared in the VII-VIII centuries AD, once ruled … in the Sahara. This Garamantes. And if the neighbor Garamantidy — menacing Carthage — we know by its monuments and war with Rome, the State Garamantes poorly understood even by specialists in ancient history.
Meanwhile, on the Garamantes knew the ancient authors. Tacitus wrote that they were "very fierce tribe, horror at the neighbors with their raids."
Strabo observed that the Garamantes traded with cities on the Mediterranean coast and fought with Rome. A first mentioning them in the year 500 BC. e. Greek scholar Herodotus called Garamantes "great people."
What is common between the remnants of the white population of the Atlas Mountains, and the Guanches Garamantes? The researchers claim that they are united homeland, the legendary Atlantis. After massive natural disaster that struck the ancient civilization about 10,000 years ago, killing at all. Unprecedented eruption, terrible earthquake in modern Santorini archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea and the subsequent tsunami and flood (yes, the one the Bible) is not able to destroy the end of the Atlantean race.

Keepers of the civilization of Atlantis


After the catastrophe of their homeland, the Garamantes were able to move to areas of modern Sahara, which in those ancient times was probably the steppe — the rivers and pastures. (Remember that even the Romans called Carthage its breadbasket!) No wonder the French archaeologist Henri Lot said that the Central Sahara "from Neolithic times was one of the most populated centers of primitive society. In this once-covered boundless pasture "wilderness" had numerous legendary and not culture. "
Cretan interesting legend about the origin of the Garamantes. It says that the daughter of King Minos of Crete Akakallida, lodged his father in Africa (the Greeks and Romans called this part of the world Libya), gave birth to a son of Apollo Garamantes, from which they went to the people. By the way, the origin of the Garamantes heart of the Mediterranean, from ancient Atlantis, prove and shape of their graves, which are similar to those that were on the island of Crete and in other parts of the region, as well as water supply unit (special pipes with holes foggary) and form of chariots.
In the VIII century BC. e. Garamantida extended to the territory of modern Libya, southern Tunisia and much of Algeria. Garamantes spoke the Berber language (this fact was recorded quite late).
But the letter they used drevneliviyskoe. Although it is known alphabet, decode record failed …
To this day the remains of the capital of the Garamantes — Garam city, now known as Jeremy — now it's unimportant town oasis in a war-torn Libya. Pliny describes this city as "glorious." Archaeological excavations indicate that in the first centuries of our era there were paved streets, the royal palace, fortress and plumbing. In the neighborhood found about 50,000 graves, which reflects its considerable size. Garamantes left behind a remarkable frescoes reflect the many facets of his life.
About waterpipes desert foggarah need a special mention. Foggary — is underground galleries and tubes, drained aquifers, moisture and direct it towards the oasis. They allow to avoid a very significant loss of water by evaporation in the desert. Their construction required precision engineering calculations and careful execution. The fact that the length of foggary was observed even and very little elevation change, just one millimeter per meter. And the length of each foggary — a few kilometers! All the work was done manually. In the valley of Al-Adzhalov researchers counted 200 foggar, two of them continued to operate in the 1950's. The area irrigated foggarami, three to four times the amount of land cultivated at present.

On time, on manners!


After the catastrophe of their homeland, the Garamantes were able to move to areas of modern Sahara, which in those ancient times was probably the steppe — the rivers and pastures. (Remember that even the Romans called Carthage its breadbasket!) No wonder the French archaeologist Henri Lot said that the Central Sahara "from Neolithic times was one of the most populated centers of primitive society. In this once-covered boundless pasture "wilderness" had numerous legendary and not culture. "
Cretan interesting legend about the origin of the Garamantes. It says that the daughter of King Minos of Crete Akakallida, lodged his father in Africa (the Greeks and Romans called this part of the world Libya), gave birth to a son of Apollo Garamantes, from which they went to the people. By the way, the origin of the Garamantes heart of the Mediterranean, from ancient Atlantis, prove and shape of their graves, which are similar to those that were on the island of Crete and in other parts of the region, as well as water supply unit (special pipes with holes foggary) and form of chariots.
In the VIII century BC. e. Garamantida extended to the territory of modern Libya, southern Tunisia and much of Algeria. Garamantes spoke the Berber language (this fact was recorded quite late).
But the letter they used drevneliviyskoe. Although it is known alphabet, decode record failed …
To this day the remains of the capital of the Garamantes — Garam city, now known as Jeremy — now it's unimportant town oasis in a war-torn Libya. Pliny describes this city as "glorious." Archaeological excavations indicate that in the first centuries of our era there were paved streets, the royal palace, fortress and plumbing. In the neighborhood found about 50,000 graves, which reflects its considerable size. Garamantes left behind a remarkable frescoes reflect the many facets of his life.
About waterpipes desert foggarah need a special mention. Foggary — is underground galleries and tubes, drained aquifers, moisture and direct it towards the oasis. They allow to avoid a very significant loss of water by evaporation in the desert. Their construction required precision engineering calculations and careful execution. The fact that the length of foggary was observed even and very little elevation change, just one millimeter per meter. And the length of each foggary — a few kilometers! All the work was done manually. In the valley of Al-Adzhalov researchers counted 200 foggar, two of them continued to operate in the 1950's. The area irrigated foggarami, three to four times the amount of land cultivated at present.

On time, on manners!


Religion Garamantes scientists know little. In some parts of Africa, where these people lived, discovered rock carvings of bulls and rams with a sun disc on his head. This is similar to the cults and the Minoan civilization of Crete, and the gods of ancient Egypt.
It is interesting that the customs have Garamantes (however mildly) were very loose. Women were common and considered a virtue to seduce as many men. When a teenager reaches puberty, all the men of the tribe gathered and declared his son (or daughter) of the one to whom the child was most like. It is clear that the relationship was carried out on the mother.
Garamantes women dressed in red cloaks of goat leather, fringed fringe. Cloak was thrown back over his right shoulder, and he held the metal clasp. This clothing was covered with many ornaments of ivory, gold, silver. Bare arms and neck were also hang bracelets of ivory, silver and copper, pendants made of shells and colored stones, plates of tortoise shell and beads made from shells of ostrich eggs and marbles brought from the coast of the Phoenician trading stations and Carthage. In her hair stuck two or three white or black ostrich feathers.
Men wore a short tunic of wool or skins of goats and antelopes. Hair they adorned with ostrich feathers, and genital organ protect leather case.
Garamantes noble gladly met death of a relative or friend, and his burial noted large ritual meal.
Apparently, they were not afraid of death. Some primitive Negro tribes conquered by the Garamantes, the elderly are not allowed to live more than 60 years. When the time comes, a person had to strangle bovine tail. If he did not have the courage to the shouts and laughter choked relatives.
Garamantes were known as thieves. Well aware of the way to the Mediterranean bays, they raided the rich Phoenician and Roman cities of the coast, plundering and ravaging them.
There existed an ancient custom Garamantes to grant the right of asylum to any fugitive, not asking him where he is hiding and why. Not surprisingly, among them sought refuge and deserters from the Carthaginian army, and fugitives. They joined the ranks of the soldiers, who were making predatory raids.
All caravan routes through the central Sahara and connects the Mediterranean Sea with the Sudan, under the control of the chariots and cavalry of these formidable warriors. Garamantes monopolized trade exotic goods, consumers were Carthage and Rome. However, caravans, pay the fee for the ride, Garamantes provide guides and guards. However, the Garamantes successfully engaged and oasis horticulture, agriculture, cattle breeding, sheep and pottery.

Sunset

But keeping the state Garamantes on sale. These were precisely the people who created the trans-Saharan trade. Caravans of hundreds of pack and saddle animals were thousands of miles across the Sahara. From the Mediterranean coast to tropical Africa carried fabrics, vegetable oil, wine, metalwork, weapons. Sudanese caravans were being taken to Rome, Carthage, Egypt and gold, silver, ivory, precious stones, ostrich feathers, fine wood, slaves, exotic animals. On charges of caravans, taxes on salt and market trade, as well as state monopolies Garamantida annually receive funds equal to the budgets of some modern African states. So she became a phenomenon unique to ancient times — an original civilization desert.
But at the beginning of our era the country after a series of wars, the Romans conquered, who turned in a great state of his vassal. And in the year 400 BC. e. Garamantidu attacked by Berbers. In 642 there was a last act of the drama: a state conquered by the Arabs. They looted everything.
Muslims took to the king of Egypt, to know the captured, the army destroyed. And what happened to the Garamantes? They mingled with other people, fled to the Canary Islands, there Guanches becoming a thing of the inaccessible mountains of the Atlas … There is a theory that the Garamantes unwittingly participated in the birth of a Tuareg tribes. In time of Garamantide forgotten. But preserved the legend of the mysterious civilization that existed in the Sahara. Echoes of these legends spodvigli French writer Pierre Benoit to write a novel "Atlantis" of the descendants of the Atlanteans, living in inaccessible areas of the desert.

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