The Garamantes and Trans-Saharan Enterprise in Classical Times

  title={The Garamantes and Trans-Saharan Enterprise in Classical Times},
  author={R. C. C. Law},
  journal={The Journal of African History},
  pages={181 - 200}
  • R. Law
  • Published 1 July 1967
  • History
  • The Journal of African History
The sources for pre-Arab trans-Saharan contacts are poor, but at least for the central Sahara a picture can be made out. The alignment of rock paintings and engravings of chariots along two trans-Saharari routes has been supposed to prove regular traffic across the desert. The inference is unjustified, but literary and archaeological sources indicate that the conclusion is correct. Herodotus attests the use of a route running west from Egypt to the Fezzan, then apparently south-west via Tassili… 
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