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Egypt : al-Wādiy al-Jadīd

8.1 km (5.0 miles) SSE of Qasr al-Farāfira, al-Wādiy al-Jadīd, Egypt
Approx. altitude: 85 m (278 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 27°S 152°W

Accuracy: 4 m (13 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: View to the East #3: View to the South #4: View to the West #5: GPS reading 1 #6: GPS reading 2

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  27°N 28°E (visit #1)  

#1: View of the general area of the confluence point

(visited by Louis Piët and Donna Piët)

31-Jan-2004 -- As a part of a 5 day trip along three of the major oases of Egypt, we spent a night in the famous White Desert, to the north of the oasis of Farafra. The following day, on our way to Dakhla, we passed Qaṣr al-Farāfira, and had just enough time to visit this confluence point. It is located about 8 kilometers off the tarmac road, in the middle of a sandy area, covered with small black stones, leaving very clear tire tracks.

Picture 1 shows the emptiness of the place; it is the confluence point and a view to the north. Pictures 2, 3 and 4 are views to the East, South and West. Picture 5 and 6 show the GPS readings, the instrument being held by my daughter Donna, who accompanied me.


 All pictures
#1: View of the general area of the confluence point
#2: View to the East
#3: View to the South
#4: View to the West
#5: GPS reading 1
#6: GPS reading 2
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