Some North African nomads, such as the Bedouin, choose another system of agricultural cultivation and maintain their traditional pastoral lifestyle on the desert fringe.
Perhaps the most famous civilization to ever form in North Africa was Carthage, a city that entered the annals of history due to a long and lengthy battle with Ancient Rome.
According to myth, Queen Dido was granted land in North Africa to build a civilization for herself and her people, the Phoenicians.
The glow from phosphorus was the attraction of its discovery around 1669, but the mechanism for that glow was not fully described until 1974.
Northern Africa is not to be confused with North Africa, whose definition is highly disputed but from the political standpoint is often limited to the four modern countries of Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, and Libya.