April 13, 2010

Stone-Marked Grave, Libya

Photograph by George Steinmetz

This Month in Photo of the Day: Nature and Environment

Carefully chosen light and dark stones mark the isolated grave of a herder who died between 5,000 and 3,000 years ago. As rainfall dwindled, the inhabitants of Libya's remote Fezzan region congregated around scattered oases.

See more photographs from the October 2009 National Geographic feature story "Unseen Sahara."


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