Sunday, August 21, 2005

Gilf Kebir Feature
The Tour Egypt website has been updated this week with a feature on the Gilf Kebir, by Allan Watson. The Gilf Kebir is in one of the driest areas of the world - rainfall is so meagre that it cannot be measured. However, remains of prehistoric occupations and some wonderful rock art are the clearest indications of the fact that at various points in prehistory this area in the south west corner of Egypt was much more humid. Today, it has its own very special beauty. This article, part one of two, describes the Gilf and how its present form was created, and looks at the history of its discovery. The feature has some stunning photos to accompany it.

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