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Siberia has been colonized in two different ways.
The island was colonized at an early date by Phoenicians, attracted probably by its gold mines; they founded a temple of Heracles, which still existed in the time of Herodotus.
The defenceless condition of these birds led to their extinction after the island was colonized.
From the 9th century onwards we find accounts of various races who had colonized the island.
The Zeirids maintained Mahdia (see ALGIERS), while other cities of the Maghrib were colonized by Arab tribes sent thither by the Cairene vizier.