– Curious Snow in Tunisia and Algeria (Ice Age Now, Jan 2, 2015):
A stone’s throw from the Sahara Desert!
Tunisia: More than 1 meter (3 ft) of snowfall in mountains
1 Jan 2015 – Bad weather and heavy snowfall in the state of Siliana caused interruption in the roads and isolated most mountain areas, including especially where snow thickness exceeds one meter Thursday morning.
The continuous snow and cold has caused large disturbances in traffic on main roads, hurt farming, and forced authorities to identity and confront disasters.
Thanks to Argiris Diamantis for this link
Another article about snow in Tunisia and Algeria:
Then there is this article about ten paragraphs in :
“Although the Sahara has long been the world’s largest desert, a faint wobble in Earth’s orbit and other factors occurring some 12,000 years ago caused Africa’s seasonal monsoons to shift slightly north, bringing new rains to the Sahara. From Egypt in the east to Mauritania in the west, lakes with lush margins dotted the formerly parched landscape, drawing animals, fish and eventually people.
Separating these two populations was an arid interval perhaps as long as a millennium that began about 8,000 years ago, when the lake disappeared and the site was abandoned.
Hmmm. That’s about when the Gothenburg magnetic reversal took place.