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Libya : al-Jabal al-Ġarbiyy

25.8 km (16.0 miles) W of al-Šuwayrif, al-Jabal al-Ġarbiyy, Libya
Approx. altitude: 476 m (1561 ft)
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Antipode: 30°S 166°W

Accuracy: 10 m (32 ft)
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#2: Closeup of the spot #3: The flag #4: GPS #5: The group

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  30°N 14°E (visit #1) (incomplete) 

#1: Confluence area

(visited by Giorgio Fiorentino, Vincenzo Mandolese, Massimo Garro, Giuseppe Mazzaraco, Jessica Picozzi, Chiara Saccomanno, Marco Scanferla, Fabio Scanferla, Massimo Scanferla, Monica Soave, Luigi Varani, Matteo Maldini, Luca Maldini, Alessandro Arato, Valeria Artioli, Roberto Cappi, Maurizio Carenzio, Massimo Dossena, Maurizio Ferri, Bruno Livraghi, Valentina Livraghi, Emilia Lombardi, Caterina Maiocchi and Laura Vitaloni)

03-Jan-2005 -- We are a group of persons who like to travel in off-road cross-country vehicles. In the travel that we made during our three weeks of holiday in December 2004/January 2005 we were 24 persons with 11 cars, visiting the desert of Tunisia and Libya. We were accompanied by our three formidable guides Mamduh, Nuri and Ali.

We drove along the old caravan route from Ġadāmis to Ġāt and then to Akākus, places where it is possible see prehistoric engravings and charming panoramas.

The confluence 30N 14E was found along the road from Sabhā to Ṭarābulus (Tripoli), one long road of approximately 750 km. It runs through a desert zone (Ḥamāda), which is very fascinating. The distance needs two days to be covered.

The confluence point is about six km to the East of the asphalt road, a distance which could be easily traversed in cross-country vehicles on a hard surface with many pebbles. At the point, we photographed the panorama, a small Italian flag, and the whole group.

Coordinator's Note: The visit is classified as incomplete because the selection of photos does not comply with the DCP requirements.


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#1: Confluence area
#2: Closeup of the spot
#3: The flag
#4: GPS
#5: The group
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