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Ne•fud′ Des′ert

(nəˈfud)
n.
a desert in N Saudi Arabia. ab. 50,000 sq. mi. (129,500 sq. km). Also called An Nafud, Nafud.
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Noun1.Nafud - a desert in northern Saudi Arabia that is noted for its red sand and violent winds
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia - an absolute monarchy occupying most of the Arabian Peninsula in southwest Asia; vast oil reserves dominate the economy
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A few years ago, he and his colleagues recovered fossils of several extinct Arabian mammals from a site in Saudi Arabia's Nafud Desert.
The footprints of many adult humans carved deep in rocks were discovered on the bank of an ancient lakebed in the Nafud desert that scientists say was once a lush and damp area teeming with life.
The project has led to many other significant discoveries of animals and mammal fossils in Saudi deserts, including of a giant 300,000-year-old elephant tusk from the Nafud Desert, suggesting a greener, wetter Arabian desert in the past.
Riyadh, Sha'ban 25, 1439, May 11, 2018, SPA -- Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, President of the National Commission for Tourism and National Heritage, announced in Tokyo today the discovery of the footprints of an old man on the bank of an ancient lake in the desert of the Nafud desert in Tabuk Region in Saudi Arabia, which is dated back to 85,000 years.
There are wonderful quotes; from Wilfrid Blunt's description of the Great Nafud Desert in Saudi Arabia as the colour of 'rhubarb and magnesia', to Lady Blunt's assertion that 'a Persian riding a camel is the most ridiculous sight in the world'.
10 PETER WHITEHEAD, TERRORISM CONSIDERED AS ONE OF THE FINE ARTS: THE SCREENPLAY and CROSSWORDS: ALL-OUT WAR CONSIDERED AS ONE OF THE FINE ARTS (both Hathor Publishing UK) Peter Whitehead is now publishing the screenplay and archival material pertaining to his 2009 inquiry into the French state-sponsored terrorism that destroyed Greenpeace's Rainbow Warrior in 1985, and novelistic memories of his travel "on the run from war in the Nafud desert" in Saudi Arabia: two explorations of the relationship between phantasm and disinformation.
"Innovative space shuttle technology has allowed the mapping of over 10 thousand lakes across Arabia including the now barren Nafud desert," he says.
The University also welcomes a number of academic fellows and students through funding partners such as the Fulbright Commission and the North American Foundation for the University of Durham (NAFUD).
In addition to collaborations between academics at Durham and peers at universities across the America, the university also welcomes a number of academic fellows and students through funding partners such as the Fulbright Commission and the North American Foundation for the University of Durham (NAFUD).
Officials said the areas included the Nafud Basin, northern Saudi Arabia, Rub' al Khali (the Empty Quarter), the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf.
A considerable part of the peninsula is covered by sand deserts; among them are the An Nafud (a red sand desert in the northwest) and the Rub' al-Khali (in the southwest, whose 650,000 [km.sup.2] make it the world's largest sand desert).
But as I contemplated weeks of choreography by Martins, Feld, Forsythe, Richard Tanner, Garth Fagan, and Ulysses Dove set to Charles Wuorinen, John Adams, Philip Glass, Wynton Marsalis, Michael Torke, or John Cage, I felt like Peter O'Toole in Lawrence of Arabia, preparing to cross the Nafud. During this trek, Who Cares?