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Gezira

a region of the E central Sudan between the Blue and White Niles: site of a large-scale irrigation system

Gezira

 

Al-Gazira, a territory in the Sudan between the White and Blue Nile rivers, in Blue Nile Province. It is a plain (altitude 300-500 m), gently sloping west toward the White Nile, in a region of desert-like savanna and semidesert. The most prevalent soil type is a heavy, dark-brown clay, badob (black cotton soil). The northern part of Gezira (Gezira proper) is the most important area of irrigated commercial agriculture in the country. The irrigation is largely by means of gravity flow from the Sennar Reservoir. The major commercial crop is long-fibered cotton, but sorghum (durra) and beans (lubia) are raised as well. For irrigation in southern Gezira, a dam is being built (1971) on the Blue Nile in the region of Roseires (Rusayris).

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While under the protection of the Sudanese government, bin Laden set up many agricultural and construction projects, particularly in central Gezira province, that were also used as terrorist training camps.
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The British period also survives in the thousands of art-deco apartment buildings sprinkled throughout the city; in the stately old Mena House Hotel just a stone's throw from the Giza Pyramids; in the former British military headquarters at the tip of Gezira Island (off-limits to tourists but visible from the Gezira Sheraton Hotel); and in the splendidly gothic (circa 1900) Egyptian Museum, where the high ceilings, gloomy hallways and Victorian display cases look like a set from ``The Mummy.
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A 'lost' collection of paintings, sculptures, ceramics and carpets acquired on behalf of the Egyptian nation during the 1920S and 1930s or sequestered from the royal palaces during the 1950s has come to light after being stored - and all but forgotten - for more than three decades at the Gezira Museum, in Cairo's Opera house complex.