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NGC Ancients: The Coinage of Ancient Carthage, Part 1
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It should be added that in the first millennium BCE north Africa was a vast agricultural area with forests, grain, fruit and other crops cultivated in a moderate climate - not the present desert. This follows the pattern of Agean/Mediterranean islands that were once wooded but decimated by timber cutting and goats. The latter rip out grasses as they feed and the soil is washed away. Minoans were aware of this but did nothing to stop it.

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