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Category : 2010

09 Aug 2010
Pfahlbaumuseum Unteruhldingen

Pfahlbaumuseum Unteruhldingen

The Pfahlbaumuseum Unteruhldingen is a museum in the town of Unterhuldingen. The town is famous for its historically lake dwelling museum. In the German language called “Pfahlbaumuseum”. The town situates on the north bank at Bodensee in south Germany. The lake is also named “Lake Constance” in English. The museum is a collection of dwellings. All were collected from the Lake Constance region. Today, the houses are rebuilt as a museum. The houses were raised on piles right on the waterfront. All houses […]

23 Jul 2010
River Rhine and the Rhine Falls

River Rhine and the Rhine Falls

The River Rhine is one of the longest and biggest rivers in Europe. The river crosses Europe from southeast Switzerland to the northwest of the Netherland. It’s a very important river for Germany. In other words, the Rhine is one of the most used waterways in the world. The Rhine is the biggest river in Germany and very important for the economy and for tourism. Actually, the Rhine has two sources. The first source, the Hinterrhine locates in canton Graubuenden in […]

08 Jul 2010
Lake Constance, Zepplin and River Rhine

Lake Constance and Zeppelins

Lake Constance is the English name of a lake in south Germany. The German name is Bodensee. The English name is associated with the city of Konstanz is situated on the lake’s west end. However, the German name Bodensee derives from early German history. The name is in association with the town Bodman. Three countries border the lake. Germany borders the lake from the north. While Switzerland borders in the south and Austria in the east. The lake locates northbound of […]

12 May 2010
The Nubian Desert Sudan's northern part

The Nubian Desert in Sudan

The north of Sudan including Sudan’s capital Khartoum is part of the Nubian Desert. The River Nile separates North Sudan into a west and an east part. While west part of North Sudan is called the Libyan Desert. The east part of North Sudan is called the Nubian Desert. However, the north part of Sudan belongs to the Sahara desert. The Nubian Desert has a very arid climate. The average annual rainfall is very low. The fluctuation in temperature is huge. Between day […]

08 Mar 2010
Sabaloka gorge or the Sixth Nile Cataract

Sabaloka gorge or cataract number six

Al Sabalouga, also called Sabaloka gorge or in English Cataract Number Six of the River Nile. The location is downstream approximately 100 km northwest of Khartoum near Meroe. Meroe was the capital of the Kingdom of Kush for several centuries in ancient. The River Nile has six cataracts. While only one cataract locates in Egypt the other five cataracts locate in Sudan. Today, cataract number five doesn’t exist anymore. It had been flooded by the Meroe dam. Al Sabalouga is […]

18 Feb 2010
Khartoum the elephant trunk

Khartoum the elephant trunk

Khartoum is the capital of Sudan. The country shapes the Northeast part of the African continent. In the West and North is desert. But in the East, has Sudan a long coastline on the Red Sea. Here join the West African, Central African and Arabic cultures together. Compared with other cities in this region Khartoum is a very young city. Since its founding in 1821, the city grows very quick from a local military outpost to the capital of Sudan […]

08 Feb 2010
Jebel Aulia Dam and Reservoir

Jebel Aulia dam and reservoir

The Jebel Aulia dam and reservoir is the second-largest water reservoir in Sudan. The dam locates around 45 km upstream south of Khartoum the capital of Sudan. So far, it’s one hour away from Khartoum by car. The White Nile feeds the reservoir and shapes thus the Jebel Aulia reservoir. The source of the White Nile locates in Uganda. The confluence of the White Nile and the Blue Nile to the River Nile is in Khartoum. After a long way across the Nubian desert […]

17 Jan 2010
Annular solar eclipse January 15, 2010

Annular solar eclipse on 2010 January, 15

An annular solar eclipse on 2010 January, 15 occurred in Africa. However, the eclipse is visible only as a partial eclipse from Khartoum the capital of Sudan. The eclipse starts early morning and ends at noon. It is the longest annular solar eclipse of the millennium and the longest until December 23, 3043. An annular solar eclipse occurs when the Moon covers the Sun’s centre but leaves the Sun’s outer edges visible. The result is a “ring of fire” or […]