Middle East Daily

Silt Sweeps Across Egypt

Silt is small particles of rich soil. The Nile's waters would rise in the spring for centuries. The water carried the silt. The Nile River flooded the banks when it reached Egypt. As the flood water left, he silt stayed behind making the land good for farming.
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Sea beneath the Desert

Aquifers are underground rock layers that water flows through. The Sahara covers more than 90% of Libya. The government built pipelines to carry water to coasts from deserts in the 1990s. Aquifers lie beneath the vast desert in Libya because there are no permanent rivers.
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The Sand Between Mountains

An Erg is a huge area of shifting sand dunes in the Sahara. They're located between mountain ranges. One of these ranges in Algeria is the Ahaggar Mountains. Algeria pays for food by selling oil pumped from the Sahara.
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What are 3 Facts about the Suez Canal?

First of all, the Suez Canal is a human made waterway. Another fact, is that it separates I to the Sinai peninsula from the rest of Egypt. Finally, the Suez Canal was built in the mid 1860s.
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What are 3 facts about the Sahara Desert?

First of all, the Sahara is about the size of the United States. In addition, the Eastern and Libyan Deserts are part of the Sahara. Also, the Sahara Desert stretches from across North Africa to the Atlantic.
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What are 3 facts about the country of Turkey?

First of all, Turkey is slightly larger than Texas. In addition to its size, it bridges the continents of Asia and Europe. As another fact, many of Turkey's people are farmers who live in the mild coastal areas.
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