From the Stone Age to the 21st century, the Sahara Desert has been the setting for some of mankind’s most remarkable triumphs and most stinging defeats.
In this inhospitable climate, which was transformed thousands of years ago from a lush savannah to the world’s harshest desert, man continues to struggle and survive. THE SAHARA brings this struggle vividly to life, telling the story of an army of 40,000 Persian warriors that disappeared in a sandstorm and examining the life of a Saharan princess who led her people in a desperate war of resistance against Arab invaders. There are tales of Roman soldiers, the fabled Foreign Legion, and the dreaded Nazi Panzer divisions.
Traveling from the site of an ancient stadium where gladiators once fought to the vibrant chaos of modern camel auction, THE SAHARA shows us this sinister and seductive landscape and explores the challenges that still face its inhabitants.