Middle East News

By: Austen Hader

Silt

Small particles of rich soil. For centuries, the Nile's waters would rise in the spring. The swollen rivers carried silt, or small particles of rich soil. When it reached Egypt, the Nile flooded its banks. As the floodwater withdrew, the silt was left behind, making the land better for farming.

Erg

Huge area of shifting sand dunes in the Sahara. Another range - the Ahaggar lies in southern Algeria. Between these mountain ranges are areas of the Sahara known as ergs, or huge, shifting sand dunes.

Aquifers

Underground rock layer that water flows through. Lydia has no permanent rivers, but aquifers lie beneath the vast desert. Aquifers are undergound rock layers that store large amounts of water. In the 1900's the government built pipelines to carry underground water from the desert to coastal areas.

Biggest Desert in the world

a. Eastern and Lybian Desert are in the Sahara.


b. Largest desert in the world.


c. Sahara means desert.

How Lybia's oil money is used

a. Import food


b. Build schools


c. Build hospitals

Facts about turkey

a. Turkey is a little larger than Texas.


b. In the center is Anatolia Plateau.


c. Turkey has three coasts.