Posts Tagged ‘desert’

FM: Geneva sisters repatriated from Syrian Desert camp

Two Swiss half-sisters, whose mother took them out of the country with her when she joined the Daesh militant group in the Middle East in 2016 have been repatriated from a desert camp in north-eastern Syria, the Swiss foreign ministry said on Tuesday and reported by Reuters. The older girl, now 15, had suffered a […]

The Man Who Stopped a Desert Using Ancient Farming

Desertification is a serious problem facing numerous countries in the world today. Various measures have been taken to counter the negative effects, with some providing better results than others. A farmer in Burkina Faso looked to his ancestors and came up with an innovative solution. Desertification has been defined as a “process of land degradation in arid, […]

‘World’s largest’ nabkha discovered in UNESCO-tagged Lut Desert

‘World’s largest’ nabkha discovered in UNESCO-tagged Lut Desert – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN – The “world’s largest” nabkha (coppice dune) has recently been discovered within the UNESCO-registered Lut Desert in the barren heartland of Iran, the director of the World Heritage site has announced.  Having a height of 21 meters, the recently discovered nabkha is taller than […]

Ancient Advanced Technology: 2,400-Year-Old Yakhchals Kept Ice in the Desert

The ancients were cleverer than some people today assume. They didn’t have rockets or electricity, at least no indisputable proof has been found of such technologies, but they did come up with technology that we don’t usually associate with the ancient world. The yakhchal (meaning ice pit) was a type of ancient refrigerator built in […]

In a California desert, sheriff’s deputies settle schoolyard disputes. Black teens bear the brunt.

This article was produced for ProPublica’s Local Reporting Network in partnership with KPCC and LAist. ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up for Dispatches, a newsletter that spotlights wrongdoing around the country, to receive our stories in your inbox every week. LANCASTER, Calif. — Barron Gardner, a high school history […]

Giant Camel Sculptures in Saudi Desert Found To Be Incredibly Ancient

A team of archaeologists studying life-size rock carvings of animals in the Saudi Arabian desert were shocked to discover the true age of these impressive stone sculptures. These carved figures of giant camels were %20first found in 2018 , and it was originally estimated that they were about 2,000 years old. But the new analysis utilized […]

Unique Desert Biome in South Africa Is a Hotspot for Organisms Found Nowhere Else on Earth

Divided by mountains, there is a thriving desert on South Africa’s Western Cape where bushy, sandy plains belie beautiful, botanical treasures. This unassuming landscape is the world’s only arid plant hotspot—and home to a third of all succulent plant species in the world. Part of the region’s Sanbona Wildlife Reserve, the area of land falling […]

Neolithic Atacama Desert Farmers Battled Violently Over Resources

It wouldn’t be unfair to say that human history has been a continuum of violence, bloodshed, and gore. This phenomenon has been captured today in virtual simulations, games, and other forms of entertainment, but real life has plenty of examples where this bloodthirsty behavior has had deeply traumatic and disturbing consequences. A new study in […]

Greening the Desert Tour

by Admin · September 8, 2021 [embedded content] Comment: Arabs Know All About Greening the Desert But Corrupt U.S. Officials DON’T? Political Prostitutes are what we have and this is the REAL problem in D.C. AND state politics. They answer to the Satanic ZIONIST Mafia not you. Source

Is there Truth to the Bedouin Legend of the Great River in the Desert?

The Bedouin of the southern Arabian desert have a legend about a great river in the west, and an eighth century Arabic poem talks of wild cows living in the Empty Quarter. Can it be true? The Empty Quarter, also known as the Rub al-Khali, is the largest sand desert in the world, covering an […]

Humans and Neanderthals Met and Mated 50,000 Years Ago in Negev Desert

A recent re-examination of artifacts collected from Israel’s central Negev desert has revealed important details about the development of human culture in the region, according to a new study published in the journal PNAS. Precise archaeological dating techniques of artifacts from the Boker Tachtit site have shifted the known timeline of the arrival of modern […]

The race to build solar power in the desert—and protect rare plants and animals

The Biden administration greenlighted a major new solar development in May. The Crimson Solar Project will stretch across 2,500 acres of public lands in the desert of Southern California and provide enough electricity to power 85,000 homes. The 350-megawatt photovoltaic facility takes the country another step toward meeting the administration’s stated goal of slashing greenhouse […]

World’s Largest Geoglyphs Found in India’s Thar Desert

The Thar Desert, or the Great Indian Desert, is a part of India’s national heritage, located in the western state of Rajasthan, spread over a whopping 77,220 square miles (200,000 square kilometers). Two independent researchers from France conducted a meticulous survey of the desert using Google Earth and drones leading to the identification of 8 […]

Miners Seek Gold Under the Desert Sands After Egypt Changes Rules

An old abandoned mine is pictured in the eastern desert near the southern province of Luxor, Egypt May 20, 2016. Photo: REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh Mining companies awarded blocks in Egypt’s Eastern Desert are set to start exploring for gold under a legislative overhaul that seeks eventually to unlock vast untapped mineral resources. Despite plentiful reserves […]

Dead Sea Scroll Fragments Discovered In Judean Desert Cave

Dozens of fragments of a 2,000-year-old biblical “Dead Sea scroll” have been found in a cave in the Judean desert, Israel. It is the first time such text has been found in 60 years, since the motherload of Dead Sea scrolls was found in the 40’s and 50’s. They are one of a number of finds […]

‘Martian landscape’: Sahara sand covers Alpine snow as early desert wind from Africa turns Europe orange (PHOTOS)

Photographs from France showed orange skies above layers of snow as the sandy wind from the Sahara, known as sirocco, made its way across Europe weeks earlier than expected. While pictures of the surreal scenes flooded social media on Saturday, the French are actually quite used to the annual phenomenon: the sandy wind is “not […]

Saudi crown prince’s city of the future is nothing but a desert mirage

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Craftswomen plan to revive ancient water systems near harsh desert

TEHRAN – An Iranian NGO, founded by a group of female Iranian crafters, has planned to financially support the revival of ancient qanats situated near the scorching Lut Desert in east-central Iran. Some 150 female crafters, who are afflicted with the NGO, aim to donate 15 percent of their sales revenues to revive arrays of […]

‘Pretty gruesome:’ Skinned coyote carcasses piled in desert likely the work of trappers

The wholesale killing of wildlife is going on everywhere now. I saw a post the other day in social media … someone in NZ had come across (like this one) many dead Tahr. We know they are exterminating them in NZ. It is ramping up though. They are also indicating (and have done for a […]

Helicopter counting sheep discovers mysterious monolith in Utah desert

A helicopter crew who were on a mission counting sheep have spotted a mysterious monolith in the middle of the desert in Utah. The shiny metal tower was spotted in the US state’s red desert, evoking scenes from sci-fi movies such as Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. It was discovered by a helicopter survey […]

Mysterious Metal ‘Monolith’ Discovered In Utah Desert

A mysterious metal monolith has been found in a remote area of Utah, USA. State wildlife officials came across the enigmatic object in a desolate area that is little visited. The Utah metal ‘monolith’ is baffling officials and has prompted a wave of speculation on the internet. The strange object was uncovered by chance in […]

Sea Monsters in the Desert? Remains of Cuddly Sea Cow Discovered in Egypt

In 2019, a team of scientists excavating in the scorched sands of ancient Egypt, far from the royal burial zone at Saqqara with its mummified animals and birds, uncovered the remains of a giant creature. Far, not only is distance, but even more so in time, for this prehistoric giant was alive about 40 million […]

Missing Link in Dinosaur Evolution Discovered in the Gobi Desert

Buried beneath the sands of Mongolia’s Gobi Desert for 68 million years, multiple skeletons of a new species of feathered, two-fingered, toothless dinosaurs have been unearthed by a team of researchers. Dubbed the Oksoko avarsan, this remarkable creature is thought to be a key ‘missing link’ and is already helping to demystify dinosaur evolution. Two […]

U.S. Space Force deploys to vast new frontier: Arabian Desert

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New Study Proves How Desert Dust Deposits Created The Fertile Crescent

We consider  dust to be a nuisance and worse, but without it, the history of humanity may have been very different. This is because dust deposits played a crucial role in creating an important  fertile area  in the Middle East. This became the gateway for early humans leaving  Africa and allowed them to enter Eurasia. Moreover, the […]

Russian, Syrian Forces Eliminated Over 300 ISIS Militants In Desert

August 26, 2020 Video Here South Front Russian and Syrian forces eliminated 327 ISIS militants during a joint security operation that took place in the desert areas of Homs and Deir Ezzor from August 18 to August 24. According to the Russian side, strikes of the Syrian Air Force, the Russian Aerospace Forces, field artillery […]

Boca de Potrerillos: Mysterious Rock Art in a Mexican Desert

More than 4000 pieces of rock art, the majority being petroglyphs, have been recorded at the site of  Boca de Potrerillos in Nuevo León, Mexico. This is considered one of the most important rock art sites in the country. Boca de Potrerillos first drew the attention of archaeologists during the 1960s, and the site was […]

Artifacts Reveal Out of Africa Route Through Negev Desert

A spectacular Meso-Paleolithic site has been found in the Negev Desert in Israel. Artifacts from this desert site are enhancing archaeologists’ understanding of how modern humans made their way into the Middle East. The discovery is also helping researchers to understand the routes taken by Homo Sapiens when they were spreading around the world. The […]

9 Fastest Ways To Improve Your Gaming & Rank Up In Black Desert Online

Black Desert Online was first released in 2015 only for Windows and it was defined as fantasy MMORPG (massively multiplayer online role-playing game). Today it’s also available for PlayStation 4 (and hopefully soon for the new PS5) and Xbox One, and also a mobile version simply named Black Desert Mobile. Some episodes are free to […]

2,200yo Greco-Roman temple uncovered in Egyptian desert

The temple was discovered at the al Salam archaeological site, the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities announced on Wednesday. Two limestone lion statues, bits of pottery, coins, and a sculpture of a man’s head were also found at the site. The front section of the temple and foundations were found, along with a three-foot thick outer […]

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