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Gilf El-Kebir National Park

Tuesday، 22 August 2017 - 05:43 PM


The Gilf El-Kebir is a sandstone plateau located in the southwest corner of the Western Desert. The rocky surface slopes are partially covered by sand because the Great Sand Sea to the north is gradually encroaching on the plateau. The area is extremely arid but it supports wild sheep known as the weedan and several species of reptiles as well as small birds, such as the ubiquitous White-crowned Black Wheatear. You’ll find ancient rock art in the area that attest to a radically different environment in prehistoric times that depict numerous pictures of several types of big cattle.

Egyptian Tourism Authority

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