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Mysterious Sahara: The Land of Gold, of Sand, and of Ruin
Count de Prorok describes his 1925-28 expedition south from Algeria, across the Sahara, to the mountains of the Hoggar, his discovery of the tomb of Queen Tin Hinan, and his rather hasty examination of the temple of Jupiter Ammon, where Alexander the Great 'became a god'.
Paperback, 226 pages
Published April 1st 2004 by Narrative Press
(first published June 2001)
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Byron Khun the What? I’d never heard of this guy in the annals of Saharan exploration, and a suspicion with some exaggerated and surely fabricated descriptions got me to search through my library and on the web. Turns out he was an American with a Polish title who dedicated his early life to the exploration of ‘mysteries of the ancient world’, following an life-changing encounter with Shackleton as a youth. Prorok’s African expeditions in the 1920s and early 30s (notably ancient Carthage) became ...more