Middle and Lower Sofeggin Basin (Reynolds)
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- Middle and Lower Sofeggin Basin (Reynolds) forms part of Tripolitania (Reynolds)
- Middle and Lower Sofeggin Basin (Reynolds) forms part of Wādī Sawfajjīn
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The locations below are contained within Middle and Lower Sofeggin Basin (Reynolds)
- Bi’r ash Shuz̧aywah
- Bi’r Duraydir
- Bi’r Tārsīn
- Gasr el-Ureia CHECK
- Gasr Giasia CHECK
- Qaryah al Gharbiyah
- Qaryat Shumaykh
- Qasr as Suqir
- Qasr Banat
- Qasr Faschiat al-Habs
- Qaşr Tinīnāy
- Wādī al Mardūm
- Wadi Nafad
- Wādī Umm al ‘Ajram
Reynolds, IRT, Chapter 10: The Middle and Lower Sofeggin were intensively settled under the later Empire. It seems clear that there was no organized settlement prior to the Severan reorganization of the military frontier, and that much of it may well be of a considerably later date. It is also clear that he native element in these communities remained predominant. With the decline of central Roman authority in the late fourth and fifth centuries, they achieved complete independence, and many seem to have remained prosperous long after city-life was eclipsed in the coastal zone. Increasingly adverse physical conditions gradually caused the abandonment of outlying settlements. But in the more favoured areas the successive Arab invasions caused no break in continuity, and in the neighbourhood of Beni Ulid a few of the settlements are still inhabited.