Verbelis, La Lithuanie Russe (Geneve Edition Atar); W.
In 1900 the oasis of Atar, on the western borders of the territory, was reached by Paul Blanchet, previously known for his researches on ancient Berber remains in Algeria.
(Blanchet died in Senegal on the 6th of October 1900, a few days after his return from Adrar.) Atar is inhabited by Arab and Berber tribes, and is described as a wretched spot.
For another fragment of the Atar-khasis legend of the same period, see Cuneiform Texts in the British Museum, pt.