Archaeologists have unearthed 20 Stone-Age skeletons in and around a rock shelter in Libya's Sahara desert
Spanning about 3.6 million square miles (9.4 million square kilometers) the Sahara —Arabic for "The Great Desert" — is the largest hot desert on Earth, third in size to the cold deserts in Antarctica and the Arctic. The Sahara stretches across most of North Africa, and plays host to winds that can whip up punishing sand storms. Little grows there, but this harsh environment is home to scorpions, snakes, and more than 40 species of rodents, as well as mammals like hyenas, jackals, antelopes and foxes.
A very concentrated area of Saharan Dust has traveled all the way from Africa and is now heading toward Florida.
An image of Tassili n’Ajjer National Park, part of the Sahara Desert, is made from multiple observations by the Landsat 7 satellite in the year 2000.
At Amheida, a buried city marooned on an oasis deep in Egypt’s western desert, archaeologists are gaining insight into the cultural history of humanity throughout the region.
Four Saharan cheetahs have been photographed in Algeria as part of the first camera-trap survey of the central Sahara.
Scientists have peeled away the sandy cloak blanketing DarfurÃ¯Â¿Â½s parched landscape to reveal an ancient basin that once housed a mega lake larger than Lake Erie.