In November of 2009, KenGrok began his post like this:
For your Saharan archeology enjoyment I present a collection of approximately 400 stone monuments to be found in the general region of the Sahara.
I’m surveying the Sahara, East Africa and the Arabian Peninsula for evidence of human activity in prehistoric times. Round burial mounds as well as remnants of abandoned dwelling sites appear frequently throughout the whole region, so much so that I’ve decided not to include them in my report (see my notes below regarding mounds). I’ve found a number of more notable monuments or structures, and saw that these are distributed within certain parts of this huge region of the world. These structures are not unknown to archaeologists and visitors to the area, and some serious research has been done, but little is known about them. In general it’s possible to say that many are from the days when the Sahara was greener and inhabited by non-nomadic groups of people (8000 – 5000 B.C.). Still, some of the structures catalogued could be newer, as recent as 1000 B.C.
Using Google Earth imagery, he had found many monuments throughout the area, made collection folders and speculated on their origins.
You can read the whole thread and download the attachments HERE.
Ah, great, thanks for finding this, Hill! I hadn't gotten back to this project, as you know. It's a much better idea to do it this way with a summary and link to the OP, rather than reproduce the whole post.
I'd just like to encourage new members to take a look at the original post itself, it's absolutely fascinating!
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