Nubian Desert


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Nubian Desert

A desert region of northeast Sudan extending east of the Nile River to the Red Sea.

Nubian Desert

n
(Placename) a desert in the NE Sudan, between the Nile valley and the Red Sea: mainly a sandstone plateau

Nu′bian Des′ert


n.
an arid region in the NE Sudan.
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Noun1.Nubian Desert - an arid sandstone plateau in northeastern Sudan between the Nile and the Red SeaNubian Desert - an arid sandstone plateau in northeastern Sudan between the Nile and the Red Sea
Republic of the Sudan, Soudan, Sudan - a republic in northeastern Africa on the Red Sea; achieved independence from Egypt and the United Kingdom in 1956
Great Arabian Desert, Arabian Desert - a desert on the Arabian Peninsula in southwestern Asia
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The Blue Nile descends through the Misraq Gojjam and into the embattled grasslands of southern Sudan, before meeting the White Nile at Khartoum and flowing through the Nubian Desert, Lake Nasser, and Lower Egypt into the Mediterranean Sea.
See Kirwan 1957:15; Papadopoullos 1966:19: this author not only identifies the Beja with the Blemmyes, but put forward the hypothesis 'that "Blemmyes" is a generic name applying to the native tribes of the Nubian desert east and west of the Nile, bordering on the limits of the civilized world and inevitably having contact with the Egyptian provinces in the north and the Ethiopian ethnic groups in the south'; Paul 1954:1-2, 55 also believes that the Blemmyes were the Beja or perhaps a 'more advanced' group of them.
Now that Alexandria has died I would offer you a choice of stones-- white limestone from Tura, the red and black granite out of Aswan, gneiss from the Nubian desert, basalt from HI Faiyum, Egyptian alabaster from Tell el 'Amarna-- all the rocky solace that makes sitting at the tail of Porto Alegre, above Buenos Aires, you might say.
Water a most essential requirement for survival in the Nubian desert is celebrated by the photographers in all the different forms it impacts the lives of the Sudanese.
Located in the Nubian Desert on the banks of the River Nile, the hotel has been restored by French interior designer Sybille de Margerie, who aimed to preserve its original Victorian beauty and also update some of the architecture to combine Victoran, Middle Eastern and French styles.
IN THE BLEAKEST CORNER OF THE NUBIAN Desert, a small cluster of fan palms marks a spot where cracks in the artesian aquifer bring water close enough to the surface to splash green across an otherwise pale, arid landscape.
15, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An international team of scientists studying remnants of an asteroid that crashed into the Nubian Desert in October 2008 discovered it contained at least 10 different types of meteorites.