Category Archives: Exploration

Stories of the discovery and exploration of the Great Sand Sea, Gilf Kebir and the Western Desert of Egypt

Gerhard Rohlfs, discoverer of Kufra and the Great Sand Sea

Gerhard Rohlfs was born near Bremen in 1831. His career was blundering and calamitous but a dogged determination won him some remarkable achievements: he was the first to discover the Great Sand Sea though he failed to breach it; the first … Continue reading

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Zerzura, Count Almasy and the English Patient

When a tragic love story is woven around the lives of real people and a film is made of it with powerful performances acted out in a landscape of haunting beauty, fiction trumps fact, artistic licence prevails and a landscape … Continue reading

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