Thursday, October 7, 2010

Mauritania - Mountains of Adrar

Mountains of Adrar.

One of the four postcards sent by Francis, my fellow Malaysian who is working in Mauritania.

This is from Wikipedia : The Adrar Plateau (Berber: , lit. mountain) is a highland area of the Sahara Desert in northern Mauritania. It was heavily settled in the Neolithic era, and the more recent aridification has left much of the archaeology intact, most notable several stone circles and the later town of Azougui.

The plateau is known for its gorges, regs (stony deserts) and shifting sand dunes. It is home to a small human population, centred on the town of Atar.

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