Federation : MSTA

The Migration from Atlantis to Barbary

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On the northern coast of Africa, between the Mediterranean and the Great Desert, including Morocco, Algiers, Tunis, Tripoli, and Benzazi, there is a continuous system of highlands, which have been included under the general term Atlas – anciently Atlantis, now the Barbary States. Throughout Barbary there are many tribes of various shades, now spread over a vast area, but which formerly had its principal and perhaps aboriginal abode along the mountain slopes of Atlas. The real name of the Berbers is Mazirgh, with the article prefixed or suffixed – T-amazirgh or Amazirgh-T meaning free, dominant, or ‘noble race.’ The Berbers existed in the time of Menes in the same condition in which they were discovered by Phoenican (phoenix) navigators previously to the foundation of Carthage. They are an indomitable, nomadic people, who, since the introduction of camels, have penetrated in considerable numbers into the Desert, and even as far as the Sudan. Some of these clans are tawny, others are dark, with wooly hair. These people (the dark ones) were colonists from Atlantis.

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