The Saharan Mega-Lakes during the Holocene Wet Phase

Between c. 7000 – 3000 BCE the Sahara was far from the desert it is today. It was covered in grassland and dotted with shallow lakes. Ancient humans used its waterways to travel up through Africa. Its legacy remains today in rock art and dried riverbeds. This map is a speculative reconstruction of this lost world.

Ancient lakes of the Sahara
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