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Did the river Nile flow '' west '' during the Neolithic Subpluvial into the Bodele depression ?
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kangarooistan
2012-04-30 12:55:41 UTC
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Question , Does anybody online know if the water from the river Nile
'' could have '' once flowed WEST from Abydos , and into the
Sahara desert , into the now dry Bodele depression ??
I t may help make more sense of the boat building activities , for
the journey west for the dead Pharaoh . A google earth shows it may
indeed have been possible , if the Nile was diverted or in big floods
for the water to flow into the '' ancient mega lake chad '' and then
on east to the Atlantic via the Niger river , The present Congo river
flows from east Africa across to the Atlantic and '' perhaps '' 5000
plus years ago, so did the Nile or some of the Nile water ' in the
really big floods that were common during this period .

''The Neolithic Subpluvial — sometimes called the Holocene Wet Phase
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neolithic_Subpluvial
— was an extended period (from about 7500-7000 BC to about 3500-3000
BC) of wet and rainy conditions in the climate history of northern
Africa. It was both preceded and followed by much drier periods.
Charles
2012-04-30 16:51:46 UTC
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"kangarooistan" <***@gmail.com> wrote in message news:48feeb5a-a76f-44f3-be04-***@u4g2000pbu.googlegroups.com...
Question , Does anybody online know if the water from the river Nile
'' could have '' once flowed WEST from Abydos , and into the
Sahara desert , into the now dry Bodele depression ??
I t may help make more sense of the boat building activities , for
the journey west for the dead Pharaoh . A google earth shows it may
indeed have been possible , if the Nile was diverted or in big floods
for the water to flow into the '' ancient mega lake chad '' and then
on east to the Atlantic via the Niger river , The present Congo river
flows from east Africa across to the Atlantic and '' perhaps '' 5000
plus years ago, so did the Nile or some of the Nile water ' in the
really big floods that were common during this period .

''The Neolithic Subpluvial — sometimes called the Holocene Wet Phase
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neolithic_Subpluvial
— was an extended period (from about 7500-7000 BC to about 3500-3000
BC) of wet and rainy conditions in the climate history of northern
Africa. It was both preceded and followed by much drier periods.


Much father back than that but yes look to the pyramids for proof...

Charles

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