Egypt Desert of Siwa

           

 

  

 


 
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The desert of Siwa is in fact the desert of the Libyan Desert situated at 25 degrees East and 24 degrees North and located in the Sahara Desert's Eastern and Northern part. An “African desert, the Libyan Desert occupies the Egypt’s West, the Libya` s East and the Sudan` s North West. The desert covers an area of about 1.100,000 square kilometers, extending almost 1.100 kilometers from West to East and 1.000 kilometers from South to North. An interesting thing is that the shape of the Libyan Desert is of a rectangle. The desert is made from boulder plain and sand; the animals met there are the scorpions and the sand vipers. The Libyan Desert, from which the desert of Siwa takes part, has deep depressions (also called basins) and ridges in many areas. There are no stream drains or rivers into the desert or outside of it. The desert’s territory is uninterrupted and made from basement rocks that are covered with layers of sediments. The layers are horizontally bedded and form a low plateau or an immense plain. An exception is the Jilf al Kabir plateau which has an almost 2.000 meters altitude. When you hear the word oasis you think at a place with so much peace and relax, away from the life’s problems, a place where you can recharge your batteries. And this is available for the Siwa oasis too; there is not just desert in Siwa, the first asphalted road was opened in 1984. Siwa: an amazing place where you can find a refuge from your everyday life, an innocent and sweet place; the desert of Siwa is surrounded by light and by sky and in this landscape you can feel that there is no time…

 
 

 

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