Explorer: In the Footsteps of Count Laszlo ; Robert Twigger Goes in Search of Rock Art in the Egyptian Desert, and Discovers Depictions of Man's Daily Life from a Time before the Pyramids Were Built
Twigger, Robert, The Independent (London, England)
You either love the desert or you hate it. Those who love it invent all sorts of reasons for continually returning: geology, wildlife, finding stone tools, or in my case, looking for rock art. But all that is just an alibi, and rather a flimsy one. The real motivation is the desert itself, a place where lack of noise, clutter and useless information offers much-needed therapy in a world full of those things. The best desert is the one with the least in it. Then, what it does have hits you with the full intensity of revelation.
The Gilf Kebir ('big plateau'), tucked into the western corner of the Egyptian Sahara, is a good place to start. It is the driest place on earth: …
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Publication information: Article title: Explorer: In the Footsteps of Count Laszlo ; Robert Twigger Goes in Search of Rock Art in the Egyptian Desert, and Discovers Depictions of Man's Daily Life from a Time before the Pyramids Were Built. Contributors: Twigger, Robert - Author. Newspaper title: The Independent (London, England). Publication date: May 28, 2005. Page number: 10. © 2009 The Independent - London. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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