Item 23087 - PHOTO0000001445

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FR PUNES AG 12-Photo-SC-23087




  • 1961 (Creation)

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1 black-and-white photo print.

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English transcription: 23.087 SAHARA - Fort Flatters - 1961. The recent discovery of a deep artesian well gives a completely revised picture of the future development of this region of the Sahara desert. Experimental borings have release high pressure jets of water at a temperature of 60C which is already being used in the irrigation channels of the region. Shown here is a general view of the oasis at Fort Flatters.
French transcription: SAHARA - Fort Flatters - 1961. La nappe albienne (nappe d'eau fossile) constitue la plus importante des richesses du sous-sol saharien. Des forages ont permis d'exploiter cette eau qui, canalisée pour l'irrigation, rend ainsi peu à peu la vie à ce grand désert. Ici, vue générale de l'oasis de Fort-Flatters.
Description: The photo shows an oasis in the desert with palm trees and a fort.
Location: Fort Flatters.

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UNESCO / Jean-Dominique Lajoux. See Reproduction notice here: Photographic Archives

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  • French

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  • Latin

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