Giant Lake in Egypt!

Maybe my world needs more giant lakes in deserts.

io9 sent me to Discovery News, which gives the story of a lake the size of Lake Michigan that was once in ancient Egypt.  The lake was pre-historic, it seems, so it didn't influence Egyptian civilization.  But what if that lake was there in my fantasy Mediterranean?  Would it de-emphasize the importance of a place like Cairo?  Would it make land routes through the Sahara more feasible?  Would it have vikings and/or pirates?!!??!  My head is swimming with possibilities.

And, yes, expect me to try my crude cartography skills at dropping a blue blob in Egypt very soon.  But today's a busy one. . .


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