Graves Found From Sahara’s Green Period
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August 14, 2008: Paleontologists have discovered graves in the Sahara desert at a site called Gobero which date back to a period when the Sahara was still green and fertile, five to ten thousand years ago. The remains are part of the Kiffian culture of the Stone Age.



Game and Story Use

  • Disturbing the remains might have released a vengeful spirit.
  • The time when the Sahara was still fertile might be a good setting for a Time Of Myths campaign.
    • The event that caused the Sahara to turn into a desert might be either the focal point of the campaign, or a gradual background process that turns the setting into a The End Of The World As We Know It scenario.
  • In other settings, finding something in a desert that indicates a green period could lead to further discoveries.
    • A good tie-in might be with those who suggest that the Sphynx of Giza is much older than nearby Pyramids and built by an earlier civilisation - citing alleged signs of rain erosion and similar things. A green Sahara might have been host to much greater civilisations than the Kiffians.
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