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Sudan : al-Nīl al-Abyad

9.1 km (5.7 miles) SE of Sufayya, al-Nīl al-Abyad, Sudan
Approx. altitude: 397 m (1302 ft)
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Antipode: 13°S 147°W

Accuracy: 10 m (32 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: Eastwards #3: Southwards #4: Westwards #5: The Confluence in front of the car, Jabal Nawri at the horizon #6: The GPS #7: The mini-team #8: The village #9: Grinding holes on Jabal Nawri #10: Owl on the top of Jabal Nawri #11: Canal in Kenana sugar scheme

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  13°N 33°E  

#1: Northwards

(visited by Pierre Boulanger)

16-Apr-2007 -- On my way making a reconnaissance to find old trig points and benchmarks, I was happy to pass near this Confluence with my driver Sid Aḥmad `Abdallāh. It was not difficult at all in this dry season, and the point was 10 m south of a little dirt track, 700 m south-west of a small village called Taïba Rahamtallah.

The pictures north, east, south, west are not nice at all in this season where all is dry, but it is a huge traditional cultivation area (mainly sorghum),where all is green after the rain. However, near this Confluence, there are two interesting sites:

  • The Jabal Nawri, 6.5 km south-east, visible on the general picture of the site

The Jabal Nawri is a granitic peak on the flat clay plain, and it has Neolithic remains, like these elliptic grinding holes. It is also a refuge for wild-life, see this owl looking like an European church owl.

  • The Kenana sugar scheme, the largest in Africa and one of the biggest in the world

The picture of a canal irrigating the sugar-cane, is taken at only 900 m from the confluence point.

I hope I will soon to be the first on others Confluences in Sudan, there is a lot of work here.


 All pictures
#1: Northwards
#2: Eastwards
#3: Southwards
#4: Westwards
#5: The Confluence in front of the car, Jabal Nawri at the horizon
#6: The GPS
#7: The mini-team
#8: The village
#9: Grinding holes on Jabal Nawri
#10: Owl on the top of Jabal Nawri
#11: Canal in Kenana sugar scheme
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