In 140 AD Thamugadi Numidia Algeria. Lucious Valerius Strabo, Roman governor of Thamugadi, Numidia (Algeria) recorded six small zombie outbreaks among desert nomads. All the outbreaks were crushed by two cohorts from the III Augusta Legionary base, with a total of 134 dispatched zombies, and the cohorts suffering only 5 Roman casualties. Other than the official report, a private journal entry by an army engineer records a significant discovery:
A local family remained imprisoned in their home for at least twelve days while the savage creatures scratched and clawed fruitlessly at their bolted doors, and windows. After we discovered the filth and rescued the family, their manner looked near insane. From what we could gather, the wails of the beasts, day after day, night after night, proved to be merciless form of torture.
This account is the first known recognition of psychological damage caused by a zombie attack. All six incidents, given their chronological proximity, make a credible case for one or more ghouls from earlier attacks “surviving” long enough to reinfect a population.
Algeria, officially the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria, is a country in the Maghreb region of North Africa. The capital and most populous city is Algiers, located in the far north of the country on the Mediterranean coast. With an area of 2,381,741 square kilometres (919,595 sq mi), Algeria is the tenth-largest country in the world, and the largest by area in the African Union and the Arab world. With an estimated population of over 44 million, it is the eighth-most populous country in Africa.
Algeria is bordered to the northeast by Tunisia, to the east by Libya, to the southeast by Niger, to the southwest by Mali, Mauritania, and the Western Saharan territory, to the west by Morocco, and to the north by the Mediterranean Sea. The country has a semi-arid geography, with most of the population living in the fertile north and the Sahara dominating the geography of the south. This arid geography makes the country very vulnerable to climate change.