The World On My Doorstep

An ever-expanding postcard blog

The Tunisian Sahara

on January 1, 2014

postcards3This beautiful card comes from Mehdi in Tunisia and shows camels in the Sahara. The name ‘Sahara’ comes from the Arabic ‘as-Sahra al-Kubra’ meaning The Great Desert – aptly named! With the exception of the Arctic and the Antarctic, the Sahara is the world’s largest desert and also the hottest with sand dunes as high as 180m! Wow! One thing I learned studying archaeology though, was that it was once one of the most fertile regions on earth. Amazing thought!

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