Terra Mystica FEZZAN Libya
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Fezzan is a legendary, barren desert landscape perforated by tall rocks that appears to extend forever in the southwest of Libya.
It is hard to believe that this barren rock desert was once a green and fertile paradise until the climate and landscape were transformed by the passage of time. Today, sand and stone dominate the scene.
Due to the remoteness of this land of sand, rock and stone, a fascinating cultural epoch of mankind fell into oblivion for thousands of years. The Fezzan was once the home of a legendary tribe, the Garamantes, of which the Tuareg of today are thought to be the descendants. The Garamantes created a large number of remarkable rock paintings that depict life in those bygone times.
The Fezzan was once crossed by numerous caravans and even today, one expects to encounter a caravan at any moment but they have since become few and far between.
The endless landscape of the desert and its prehistoric rock paintings, countless images that date back to both prehistoric times and antiquity and, last but not least, the presence of the Tuareg, make this visit to the Fezzan a truly memorable adventure.