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Saudi Arabia : al-Šarqiyya

86.1 km (53.5 miles) ESE of Šawya, al-Šarqiyya, Saudi Arabia
Approx. altitude: 357 m (1171 ft)
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Antipode: 26°S 132°W

Accuracy: 5 m (16 ft)
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#2: East view #3: South view #4: West view #5: GPS view #6: Group members #7: al-Dabb lizard

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  26°N 48°E (visit #2)  

#1: North view - al-Sulb mountains

(visited by Abdulaziz al-Ajaji, Mohammad Al saif and Turki al-Yahya)

Arabic version

English

03-May-2007 -- We decided to pass the Confluence 26N 48E during our journey on Wednesday, 3 May 2007. The nearest town to it is Dahw village and it is 50 km from it. This Confluence is in a stony, sandy land called al-Ṣulb. Near it in the South is the old caravans road which is called "al-Jawdiyy", this road linked al-Aḥsā' and al-Dammām to al-Riyāḍ in the past.

al-Dahnā' sands are to the West of this Confluence. There are many al-Ramth plants in this area and also al-Ḍabb lizards.

Arabic

قررنا المرور بالملتقى ٢٦/٤٨ أثناﺀ رحلتنا يوم الأربعاﺀ ٣/٥/٢٠٠٧م وأقرب بلدة له هي قرية دهو، وتبعد عنه ٥٠ كلم، ويقع بارض حصوية رملية تسمى الصلب، و يمر بالقرب منه من جهة الجنوب طريق القوافل القديم المسمى «الجودي» وهذا الطريق يربط الأحساﺀ والدمام بالرياض قديماً. ׳

ويقع بالقرب منه من جهة الغرب رمال الدهناﺀ، ويكثر نبات الرمث بهذه المنطقة، ويكثر بها حيوان الضب. ׳


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#1: North view - al-Sulb mountains
#2: East view
#3: South view
#4: West view
#5: GPS view
#6: Group members
#7: al-Dabb lizard
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