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Jebel Uweinat
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Jebel Uweinat
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Jebel Uweinat (1,934 m, mountain of sourcelets) is a mountain range in the area of the Egyptian-Sudanese-Libyan border. In general, the west slope constitutes an oasis, with wells, bushes and grass. The area is notable for its prehistoric petroglyphs. Engraved in sandstone, petroglyphs of Bushmen style are visible, representing giraffes, lions, ostriches, gazelles, and human figures. The western part of the massive consists of intrusive granite, arranged in a ring shape of some 25 km diameter. Its eastern part consists of sandstone; four plateaus emerge from the level of the surrounding desert. One of the driest places on earth, it reportedly hasnít rained since 1998 (Wikipedia). The image was acquired March 17, 2010, covers an area of 40 x 43 km, and is located at 22 degrees north latitude, 24.9 degrees east longitude.

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