Connected Sites

Site Rationale Link
Agadez located on the south-eastern fringes of the Sahara desert (AB ev)
Air and Téneré "The Aïr constitutes a Sahelian enclave surrounded by a Saharian desert" (OUV)
Ancient ksours "the towns constitute a series of stages along the trans-Saharan trade route" (OUV)
Ennedi Massif The Ennedi mountains are one of the six major mountain massifs rising out of the Sahara Desert ...the massif has been dubbed the Garden of Eden of the Sahara (AB ev)
Gebel Barkal Lies in the Sahara desert ecoregion
Ghadames " the city has played an important role in the trans-Saharan trade network" (OUV)
Lakes of Ounianga eighteen ecologically, geologically and hydrologically interconnected lakes within the Sahara Desert (AB ev)
M'Zab Valley The M'Zab Valley is located within the limits of the Sahara desert, six hundred kilometers to the south of Algiers. (AB Ev)
Meroe It lies in the savannah belt on the south side of the Sahara (AB)
Nubian Monuments Part of the Sahara desert ecoregion
Pyramids (Memphis) Part of the Western Desert
Tadrart Acacus "The Acacus Mountains or Tadrart Akakus form a mountain range in the desert of the Ghat District in western Libya, part of the Sahara." (wiki)
Tassili n'Ajjer "with more than 15,000 drawings and engravings testifying to climate changes, wildlife migrations, and the evolution of humankind on the edge of the Sahara." (OUV)
Timbuktu "its important role of commercial, spiritual and cultural centre on the southern trans-Saharan trading route" (OUV)
Wadi Al-Hitan Part of the Western Desert


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