Item 23078 - PHOTO0000001963

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FR PUNES AG 12-Photo-SC-23078




  • 1961 (Creation)

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English transcription: Sahara- near Touggourt- 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 released high pressure jets of water at a temperature of 60 C which is already being used in the irrigation channels of the region. Shown here is a view of a palm grove near Touggourt which would not have existed before the discovery of the artesian water resources.
French transcription: Sahara- région de Touggourt - 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 sur la nouvelle palmeraie créée avec l'eau du puits albien de Tamerna.
Description: This is a new way of getting crops to grow without needing physical labor and people to be there constantly. This helped shape future ways of growing things that people knew were essential.
Location: near Touggourt .

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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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