Siwa Oasis—Paradise amidst Desolation
Lecture no. 32 from the course: The World's Greatest Geological Wonders
Taught by Professor Michael E. Wysession | 29 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course
Located in the eastern Sahara Desert, Siwa is an island of water in a giant sea of sand. Investigate how an oasis with 1,000 springs can exist in one of the driest places on Earth. One clue is that the water beneath Siwa soaked into the ground more than 20 million years ago.