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WWII fighter found preserved in the Sahara desert

A fighter plane which crashed landed in the Sahara during WWII has been found preserved by a Polish oil company worker. [Thanks to Catherine for the heads up!] The Kittyhawk P-40 has remained unseen and untouched since it came down on the sand in June 1942 and has been hailed the

Fish swam across the sahara

10,000 years ago the Sahara was a fertile area, allowing fish to migrate across it. This is giving researchers a possible clue to how early humans migrated across the desert. In their analysis, Drake and his colleagues found evidence that many creatures, including aquatic ones, dispersed across the Sahara recently. For

The world’s best preserved meteorite impact crater

Researchers studying imagery in Google Earth have discovered what may be the world's best-preserved small impact crater in the Sahara desert. The immaculate, 148 ft. wide crater was likely excavated by a fast-moving iron meteorite, a few thousand years ago, scientists said Thursday. Dubbed Kamil, the crater is remarkably

Ancient rock art may hold clues to rise of Egypt

Prehistoric rock art, which dates back 8,000 years, may hold clues to the dawn of the Egyptian civilization. Amateur explorers stumbled across the cave, which includes 5,000 images painted or engraved into stone, in the vast, empty desert near Egypt's southwest border with Libya and Sudan. Rudolph Kuper, a German

New species of pterosaur found in Sahara desert

A new pterosaur, called Alanqa saharica, has been discovered in Africa. The pterosaur, which had a lance-shaped lower jaw making it look like a huge heron, was found by a team of scientists from University College Dublin, the University of Portsmouth and Universite Hassan II in Casablanca. According to the