This Is Why Africa’s Roman Ghost City Was Left To Sink Into The Saharan Sands For 1000 Years

On the fringes of the Sahara desert, a mass of sprawling ruins stand stark against the parched landscape. Many centuries ago this was a bustling Roman metropolis, one of the empire’s last outposts in the south. But then its buildings were abandoned, left to disappear beneath the sand for a millenium. So what happened to the city of Timgad, and where did its people go?