About the Sahara Desert…did you know?

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The Sahara Desert is relatively young, in terms of the planet’s history. It is thought that approx. 6000 years ago there was a shift in the Earth’s axis, which caused such a change in usual weather patterns, i.e. lack of rainfall, that what were once rich grasslands (savannah) gradually became…

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Glorious colour in the Moroccan Sahara Desert

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A wonderful colourful sight to behold, let alone to drive through…acres and acres of wild roquette (‘rucola’) are currently growing on the plateau north of the great dunes of Erg Chigaga in Sahara Desert. The aroma in the air is distinct, one of pepper, and the plant is flowering. Herds of…

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“The Birth of the Sahara”…

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Richard Hamilton** has kindly given us permission to reproduce this story, as told by the Marrakech storyteller Ahmed Temiicha, during Richard’s work in recording a collection of tales from the remaining few storytellers here. Richard’s work is captured in his book The Last Storytellers: Tales from the heart of Morocco.

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