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Egypt : al-Wādiy al-Jadīd

165.1 km (102.5 miles) S of Mūt, al-Wādiy al-Jadīd, Egypt
Approx. altitude: 372 m (1220 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 24°S 151°W

Accuracy: 10 m (32 ft)
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#2: View north from Confluence #3: View east from Confluence #4: View south from Confluence #5: View west from Confluence #6: GPS showing site coordinates #7: The successful search team at the Confluence #8: Tour guide Dr Cheidy Ma'mūn at the Confluence #9: David Merrie with geological oddities found around the site

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  24°N 29°E  

#1: Confluence area with our vehicles in the background

(visited by Stanley Howe, David Merrie, Sue Edwards, Alan Edwards and Cheidy Mamun)

08-Nov-2006 -- On a trip to Gabal al-`Uwaynāt, the triple point where Egypt/Libya/Sudan meet, we set out south from Mūt in Dākhila Oasis along the hardtop road towards Bārīs. Before we got to the take-off point across the Western Desert for `Uwaynāt and the Gilf Kabīr we found ourselves very close to this degree confluence at 14:00 hours. Deciding to 'bag it', it only took 15 mins to find the spot on flat driveable sand just about 2 km east of the hardtop.

Fig #1 shows the generally featureless terrain around the Confluence with our Toyota Landcruisers in the background. Figs #2, #3, #4, #5 are the North East-South-West views from the Confluence. Fig #6 shows one of the 3 separate GPS instruments we used to locate the Confluence. Fig #7 is of the successful team comprising (left to right) Alan and Sue Edwards, Stan Howe and David Merrie. Fig #8 is of our local guide, Cheidy Ma'mūn of Pan Arab Tours.

One of the odd items to be found on the desert floor here are small hollow spheres of quartz - the outer layer being case-hardened by the elements leaving the soft sand inside to flow out of the shell. The impression is then that they are hollow metal balls. Fig #9 shows David Merrie with a selection picked up around the confluence site.

Continued at 23N 28E.


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#1: Confluence area with our vehicles in the background
#2: View north from Confluence
#3: View east from Confluence
#4: View south from Confluence
#5: View west from Confluence
#6: GPS showing site coordinates
#7: The successful search team at the Confluence
#8: Tour guide Dr Cheidy Ma'mūn at the Confluence
#9: David Merrie with geological oddities found around the site
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