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Kharga

(khär`gə) or

Al Kharijah

(äl khär`ēnjä), large oasis (1986 pop. 38,544), S central Egypt, in the Libyan (Western) Desert. Populated chiefly by Arab Bedouins and Arab-speaking Berbers, the irrigated oasis produces cereals, vegetables, olives, dates, citrus fruits, and alfalfa. Cattle and poultry are also raised. Al Kharga, the chief settlement, is a rail terminus. The oasis was prosperous in ancient times; the earliest known significant settlement there dates to 1650 B.C. The ruins there include temples built by the Achaemenids of ancient Persia and by the Romans.
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Yes, we usually excavate for fossils in Fayoum, the Western Desert and in southern regions such as Dakhla and the Kharga Oasis.
Telling the story of the Mansourasaurus discovery, Sallam said that it began in December 2013, when he received an invitation to give a talk about vertebrate palaeontology at New Valley University in Kharga Oasis in southern Egypt.
Hassan (1999), "Geology of the Tufa Deposits in the Northeastern Corner of the Kharga Oasis, Western Desert, Egypt," Proceeding of 4th International Conference of Geology of Arab World, GAW IV, 707-719.
For example, her treatment of the hymns from Flibis temple in Kharga Oasis (pp.
In Kharga Oasis, there is the Hibis temple from the sixth century BC, dedicated to the worship of Amoun-Re, Mut and Khunso.
When the police in the Kharga Oasis or in Sinai or Upper Egypt have attacked the people, the people have burnt police stations.
Those who remained were working on a major temple in the Kharga Oasis.
Discoveries in the Desert: the North Kharga Oasis Survey
In the now dry lake of Kharga Oasis in western Egypt, excavated fossils of the freshwater gastropod Melanoides tuberculata suggest that the region was once a thriving savanna, supporting wildlife associated with southern Africa, including giraffes and rhinos, as well as a population of human hunter-gatherers.
Al Kharga Oasis is situated in the Libyan desert of Egypt in a depression about 160 kilometers long and 80 kilometers wide.
They were arrested on 13 April as the ministry revealed the identity of the Tanta church suicide bomber as Mamdouh Amin Mohamed Boghdady, who the ministry said belonged to a terrorist cell operated by a suspect on the run called Amr Saad Abbas Ibrahim, who in turn holds extremist and takfiri beliefs and was previously involved in an attack on a checkpoint located in El-Naqab region near Kharga Oasis, where eight police officers were killed.