KITES IN WESTERN SAHARA


Algeria, Mauretania, Mali: El Hank / El Eglab / Erg Chech

Although these areas are spread over three countries, they are grouped together here in one chapter. Due to their neighbouring location, divisions would be purely arbitrary and in the times of the kite hunters, the whole region probably formed a geographical and cultural unit.

There are essentially two kite types here. Both the short structures, as can be found primarily in the Algerian Central Sahara, and the long curved arches, as in northern Libya.

(Geographical coordinates below the pictures.)
25,557836, -3,378831
25,557836, -3,378831
25,562009, -3,377300
25,562009, -3,377300
25,798327, -3,707543
25,798327, -3,707543
25,805841, -3,712573
25,805841, -3,712573
25,799610, -3,763563
25,799610, -3,763563
25,781703, -3,713149
25,781703, -3,713149
25,762639, -3,723242
25,762639, -3,723242
25,807764, -3,714607
25,807764, -3,714607
25.63307,-3.17105
25.63307,-3.17105
26,072237, -4,289037
26,072237, -4,289037
26,059519, -4,256891
26,059519, -4,256891
25.094075, -3.517548
25.094075, -3.517548
25.100888, -3.546698
25.100888, -3.546698
25.130919, -3.602858
25.130919, -3.602858
25.079185, -3.500788
25.079185, -3.500788
25.075761, -3.498115
25.075761, -3.498115
25,040888, -3,545851
25,040888, -3,545851
25,436515, -3,747380
25,436515, -3,747380
25,411774, -3,780335
25,411774, -3,780335
25.833316 -3.728085
25.833316 -3.728085
25.820437 -3.733412
25.820437 -3.733412
25.818680 -3.727193
25.818680 -3.727193
25.816547 -3.729324
25.816547 -3.729324
25.816115 -3.724386
25.816115 -3.724386
25.768409 -3.642019
25.768409 -3.642019
24,757812, -4,630810
24,757812, -4,630810
24,759728, -4,630192
24,759728, -4,630192
24,761285, -4,630600
24,761285, -4,630600
24,997830, -5,080661
24,997830, -5,080661
25,184522, -4,373319
25,184522, -4,373319
24,451735, -6,243469
24,451735, -6,243469
24,540686, -6,488428
24,540686, -6,488428
24,546588, -6,481089
24,546588, -6,481089
24,794518, -4,640521
24,794518, -4,640521
25,200603, -4,225483
25,200603, -4,225483
25,197118, -4,215448
25,197118, -4,215448
25.37173,-4.30722
25.37173,-4.30722
25.29319,-5.22029
25.29319,-5.22029
25.29126,-5.20691
25.29126,-5.20691
25.46745,-5.26814
25.46745,-5.26814
25.28664,-5.22706
25.28664,-5.22706
25.27761,-5.2694
25.27761,-5.2694
25.35389,-5.18168
25.35389,-5.18168
25.17745,-5.39816
25.17745,-5.39816
25.23034,-5.33283
25.23034,-5.33283
25.19191,-5.27149
25.19191,-5.27149
25,139734, -3,158236
25,139734, -3,158236
25,107471, -3,222277
25,107471, -3,222277



Algerien: Tindouf / Bechar

Zwischen Toundouf und Bechar gibt es bis jetzt vergleichsweise wenig Funde. Schätze, da habe ich in der nächsten Zeit noch einiges an Sucharbeit vor mir.

(Geographical coordinates below the pictures.)
29.3228523, -1.3039065
29.3228523, -1.3039065
29.24932, -1.21321
29.24932, -1.21321
29,584940, -6,414745
29,584940, -6,414745
28,939275, -7,275142
28,939275, -7,275142

More Algerian kites at: Central Sahara >

These pictures are only a small selection. All the objects I found are included in the following download (Google Earth required): Download placemarks of about 1,350 kites >




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