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    Vast Plateau of Far Southwestern Egypt the Gilf Kebir During Old Kingdom Times Green by Artesian Flows

    Where the southeastern corner of Libya meets the southwestern corner of Egypt is the Gilf Kebir, a vast plateau the size of Switzerland rising a thousand feet above seas of sand surrounding, now one of the driest places on earth, but during the Ice Age verdant when artesian streams (now dry wadis) flowed from the base of the plateau, and Egyptians traveled there along the Abu Ballas trail.


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